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Apprenticeship & Training Programmes

Our apprenticeship and training programmes bring learning and earning together. Not only will you study towards a nationally recognised qualification, you’ll earn a competitive salary, develop new skills and gain invaluable knowledge and experience.  

With excellent training opportunities, varied career paths and secure employment, our programmes will kick start your career in an enduring industry, allowing you to set the foundations for your future. 

Whether you’re coming straight out of school or college, or you’ve already gained some practical experience and you’re looking to accelerate or diversify your career - we may have the opportunity for you! Our programmes are designed to bring out the best in you, setting you on an exciting career path. And whatever your path, you’ll have a career with purpose, directly contributing to our journey towards Net Zero.

Our Apprenticeships & Training Programmes at a Glance

ScottishPower offers a wide range of careers for people with diverse skills, expertise and ambitions, both in the UK and globally.


Entry requirement: National 4s / National 5s/ GCSEs (or equivalent)

Driving Licence (if none, you may be required to get one when started) 

From 2 - 4 years depending on programme 

Starting salary: £20,000 plus pension & range of flexible benefits 

Locations throughout Scotland, England & Wales 

Qualification on completion: Apprenticeship 


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Higher Skills Apprenticeship

Entry requirement: Highers / A Levels (or equivalent) 

Driving License (if none, you may be required to get one when started) 

3 - 4 years depending on programme 

Starting salary: £20,000 plus pension & range of flexible benefits 

Locations throughout Scotland, England & Wales 

Qualification on completion: HNC / Diploma (depending on programme) 

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Graduate / Degree Apprenticeship

Entry requirement: Highers  / A Levels (or equivalent)

Driving License (if none, you may be required to get one when started) 

4 - 5 years 

Starting salary: £20,000 plus pension & range of flexible benefits 

Cambuslang / Glasgow / Prenton

Qualification on completion: BSc (Hons) / MAcc (depending on programme)


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Training Programmes

Entry requirements: existing or transferrable skills and experience 

Driving Licence 

2 - 3 years depending on programme 

Starting salary: dependent on programme, plus pension & range of flexible benefits 

Central and Southern Scotland, Merseyside, Cheshire, Mid and North Wales 

Qualification on completion: varies per programme


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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the programme start?
This will depend on the programme, view our opportunities for more detail.

I completed my qualifications several years ago, can I still apply?
Yes, we accept applications from all candidates who meet the entry requirements.

Are existing employees eligible to apply?
Yes. We accept applications from all candidates who meet our minimum educational requirements. In line with ScottishPower's recruitment policy, please advise your line manager of your intentions.

What provisions do you make for people who require adjustments?

If you require assistance with your application, please call +44 (0) 1635 888367 or email to arrange to have your form completed.

If you would like to discuss any adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact If you would prefer a call to discuss adjustments let us know by email and we can arrange a call at a time that suits you.

If you're successful in the selection process, we'll then discuss with you what adjustments, if any, would need to be made

I have applied, when will I hear back?
Our programmes can be open and receiving applications over a couple of months. If you apply early in the application window, it may take some time for you to receive an outcome. You will still hear from us at various points throughout the process and if you’re unsure of what’s happening, contact

Can I apply for the programme if I need a visa?
ScottishPower welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities. To join the Apprentice Programme, you will need to be able to evidence that you hold a valid right to work in the UK prior to the programme commencing.


To succeed as a leading diverse energy company, it’s important that we attract and retain a diverse pool of talent at all levels in the organisation. To do this we partner with a number of organisations including:

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  • Carers Scotland
  • Women’s Engineering Society (WES)
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Young Persons Guarantee

Apprenticeship Podcast: Episode 1 - Overview


Natalie Murphy Social Project and Sector Education Consultant and Michelle Kelly, Year in Industry Student provide an invaluable overview of the Scottish Power Apprenticeships available.

Apprenticeship Podcast: Episode 2 - Are you a school leaver? 

Hannah Wiley discusses her journey from leaving school to starting a Scottish Power Project Management Apprenticeship. 


Apprenticeship Podcast: Episode 3 - Are you currently studying at University? 

This episode features Maria Valverde Caba, a Data Scientist Graduate Apprentice and Sean Wilson a former Project Management Apprentice. They both discuss their journey from university to a Scottish Power Graduate Apprenticeship, providing invaluable advice and insight.


Apprenticeship Podcast: Episode 4 - Is a Craft Apprenticeship right for you? 

Keira McConnell and Alistair Sinclair discuss their journey from the pre-apprenticeship course to becoming Craft Apprentices and beyond.