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Craft Apprenticeship Programme


“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)

Our Business

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. We’re proud to say we produce 100% green electricity and are well on our way to our ultimate journey to Net Zero.

At SP Energy Networks we’re harnessing technology and encouraging innovation to create the network of the future. Our team is building a dynamic network to meet the changing demands for electricity and renewable electricity so that we can serve our communities safely, securely and sustainably.

We know people are central to building a better future, quicker, and we need talented, hardworking and flexible people to join us.

What do we offer?

Our four-year programme brings 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, this programme will kick start your career in an enduring industry, allowing you to set the foundations for your future.

And you’ll be well rewarded with a starting salary of £11,400 and additional benefits such as access to a stakeholder pension scheme, a generous holiday entitlement and a range of employee discounts.

What will you be doing?

This programme blends academic and technical skills training with work-based learning and assessment. We offer the opportunity for a career in one of three craft trades; Cable Jointing, Fitting or Overhead Lines. For more information on these trades click here.

Health and Safety is our number one priority and from day one you’ll be taught the fundamentals enabling you to keep yourself and your colleagues safe. You’ll be introduced to the key principles of your chosen trade, all within the safety of our first-class training centres. During your training you’ll develop your technical knowledge and hands-on skills and within a year you’ll be out in your local District being mentored by our experienced Craftspersons.

On completion of the Craft Apprentice programme you’ll be classed as a Craftsperson with a starting salary of £25,767.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll need three National 5s or three GCSEs at grades A-C / 4-9, in English, Maths and a STEM related subject. Alternatively, we’ll consider functional skills at level 2 in English and Maths.

Ideally, you’ll also have a driving licence as you’ll need to get to different sites during your training period. If you don’t have a driving licence, you will be required to obtain one as soon as possible.

Our Cable Jointers and Fitters need to be able to work within confined spaces.

For Overhead Lines and Fitters, you need to be comfortable climbing and working at heights.


As part of our 2021 campaign we’re looking for Overhead Linespersons, Fitters and Jointers to join us in Central and Southern Scotland, Merseyside, Cheshire, Mid and North Wales.

You’ll find more information on our network and operating area on SP Energy Networks website, but here’s a summary of our districts:

Central & Southern ScotlandNorth West England & Mid / North Wales
Glasgow & Clyde NorthMerseyside
Edinburgh & BordersWirral
Central & FifeMid Cheshire
LanarkshireNorth Wales
Ayrshire & Clyde SouthDee Valley & Mid Wales
Dumfries & Stranraer 

What's the application process?

*Assessment centre includes practical assessments and a behavioural interview which may be completed on the same day or on a following date. Assessment Centres are planned for July 2021.

What should you do next?

If you have relevant qualifications and live in, or near, our area we want to hear from you NOW.

Energise your future TODAY

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