Craft Apprenticeship Programme

Our Craft Apprenticeship Programme brings learning and earning together. Not only will you study towards nationally-recognised qualifications, you’ll earn a good salary, develop new skills and gain invaluable knowledge and experience.


“I think it’s important to celebrate women in Engineering and to acknowledge how hard women work within the sector. It is great to see a former ScottishPower apprentice in the Top 50 Women in Engineering list, which is an inspiration to current and former female apprentices.”

Sarah – Craft Apprenticeship Programme
(Previously Engineering Pre-Apprenticeship Programme)

During the programme, you’ll join our workforce, and while you’re helping them make a world of difference, you’ll have the opportunity to help your career in a number of ways too.

This programme blends academic and technical skills training with work based learning and assessment. On successful completion of the programme you will be based at one of our depots in Scotland, England or Wales. You will receive a starting salary of £11,231. 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’ll need to be a highly-motivated team player, good problem solver and confident decision maker, with a positive attitude and willingness to learn with:

  • In Scotland – Three National 5s English, Maths & a STEM related subject
  • In England & Wales – Three GCSEs at Grade A-C / 4-9 in English, Maths & a STEM related subject (functional Skills at Level 2 in English & Maths will also be accepted.)

This is a 3 year programme.

Find out more information about the craft trades.

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