Trainee Power Engineer - Electricity Distribution

Job Type:
Job Sector:
East Midlands
£20,664 to £41,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£20664 progressing to £41,000 on successful completion of the scheme.
Western Power Distribution
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As an operational (field based) engineer you will specialise in electrical fitting, underground cables, overhead lines, plant equipment, civil schemes, protection activities and you will also be involved with planning and network design services including the installation and commissioning of complex schemes on the network and at operational sites.

You will study for the foundation degree at Aston University and so you will be required to undertake placements in Birmingham for up to 2 weeks at a time during the first 2 years.  Accommodation and travel costs will be provided.
Job Description
When you join Western Power Distribution you become part of our team of over 6,600 professional and support staff looking after our extensive electricity distribution network.  We serve over 7.8 million customers across the Midlands, South Wales and South West.

We cover highly populated urban centres such as Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff, beautiful remote locations including the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor and the Peak District and everything in between!

You will become integral to a company offering many benefits and a supportive working environment.  We are committed to investing in the latest technologies and working methods to improve service to customers.

We know that our people are at the heart of this success and work hard to create a working environment that all our employees can be proud of.

The Ideal CandidateYou must have or be predicted to gain:

 o   2 ‘A’ levels – 1 in Maths (Grade C or above) and 1 in Physics (Grade D or above) or

o   HNC/HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or

o   Degree in Maths, Physics or Electrical/Electronic Engineering

If you are also ambitious and committed, you can earn while gaining career-building skills, knowledge and qualifications in an established and innovative industry. 

Over the five-year scheme, you’ll benefit from training at our Taunton or Tipton Training Centres, along with managed office or field-based experience as part of a local team to put your new skills into practice. You’ll also undertake placements across our service areas and be supported to achieve a foundation degree in Electrical Engineering.

Working with us means working in an empowering and supportive culture with very competitive rewards and lots of career potential as our industry continues to evolve and innovate.

Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their qualifications prior to appointment.

Contact Details:
Western Power Distribution
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Jo Mainstone

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