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Adult Craft Trainee Programme

Our Adult Craft Trainee Craftsperson Programme allows you to realise your potential and progress your career by retraining to be a Fitter, Overhead Linesperson or Cable Jointer.


“Once I’ve got my qualifications there are so many different things I can do in ScottishPower. I’d be quite happy to be a cable jointer all the time – it’s a great job - but there are other opportunities there if you want them.”

Marc – Adult Craft Trainee Programme

Our fast track programme builds on your existing skills from other industries with technical, academic and on the job training. Bringing learning and earning together, not only will you study towards a nationally-recognised qualification, you’ll earn a good salary, develop new skills and gain invaluable knowledge and experience.

Upon completion of the Trainee Craftsperson Programme you become a qualified craftsperson in a specific discipline within the power industry. Achieving either:

  • Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering
  • Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering Distribution and Transmission

You will receive a starting salary of £20,958. On completion of your programme you will be classed as a Craftsperson with a starting salary of £25,012.

What we’re looking for:

You should have the ability to work at heights and within confined spaces. You should also have had experience working within an engineering environment or similar environment where health and safety is paramount.

This is a 2 year programme.

Find out more information about the craft trades.

Our intake for the 2020 Adult Craft Trainee Programme has now closed. Please register your interest to be notified when the next programme opens.