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Apprenticeships and Trainee Programmes

At ScottishPower, we are focused on playing our part - creating a cleaner, more affordable and more secure energy supply for the UK. However, we can’t do this unless we have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time.

With energy skills in high demand, we grow our own fresh talent and are delighted that we can offer exciting opportunities through our Early Careers Programmes - the application process for our programmes is from December to February.

Which programme is right for you?

Do you have GCSE’s / National 5’s?

Engineering Pre-Apprentice Programme

  • 2 GCSE’s at Grade A–C / 4-9
  • 2 National 5s

Have you just finished school and would like to increase your knowledge and experience of the sector?


  • 3 GCSE at Grade A-C / 4-9
  • 3 National 5s

Do you want to learn and earn at the same time? A practical and technical career route.

Do you have A-Levels / Highers?

Power Engineer Apprentice Programme

  • 2 A-levels  at Grade A-C / 4-9
  • 2 Highers  at Grade A-C

Looking for an alternative to University? Delivered at HNC Level, begin your career as a Project Engineer.


  • 2 A-levels at Grade A-C
  • 2 Highers  at Grade A-C

Looking for an alternative to University? Delivered at HND Level, begin your career in Project Management.

Do you have transferable or relevant experience in the sector?


Do you have experience of working within an engineering environment where Health and Safety is critical?

Would like to progress and specialise in one of our craft trades?

Here's where you could be located

SP Energy Networks Offices

SP Distribution Offices: Dumfries, Stranraer, Kilmarnock, Glasgow, Cambusiang, Bonnybridge, Glenrothes, Edinburgh, Galashiels. SP Manweb Offices: Aberystwyth, Caernafon, Llandudno, Prenton, Liverpool, Middlewich, Wrexham.

Trainee Benefits at ScottishPower

List of benefit at ScottishPower: Attractive starting salary, Subsidised gym facilities, Stakeholder pension scheme, Generous holiday entitlement, Access to professional medical staff through our occupational health department.

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