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Power Engineering Apprenticeship Programme


“I went to Uni and was with a contractor at ScottishPower after that, but I wasn’t learning much. I spoke to a few people here and then applied for the Apprenticeship Programme. Now I’m studying for a practical qualification and I get to do the day job as well, and that’s something that really appeals to me.”

Heather – Power Engineering 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 on our ultimate journey to Net Zero.

Within SP Energy Networks our focus is on harnessing technology and innovation to create the networks of the future. Our team is building a dynamic network to meet the changing demands for electricity and increasingly, renewable electricity – safely, securely and sustainably in the communities we serve.

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?

This three-year programme combines technical skills training and academic study within our training centres and college with work-based learning in our operational Districts, with ongoing assessment.

A great alternative to university, you’ll do a nationally recognised qualification while gaining unique work experiences. 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 £18,500 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?

You’ll work alongside our craft and engineering workforce, assisting them in the safe operation, maintenance and construction of our network. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in some of our most exciting projects and make a real-world difference. Right now, we’re working hard to upgrade our network to make it more efficient and sustainable for our customers, communities and stakeholders as we strive to achieve Net Zero. From Smart Grids to renewables connections, our industry is going through unprecedented levels of innovation and change so there’s never been a better time to join us.

During the programme you’ll do an HNC in Electrical Engineering and on completion you’ll become a qualified Project Co-ordinator with a starting salary of £31,238, with potential to progress to become a Project Engineer.

Who are we looking for?

Our programme will start in September 2021 with opportunities across Central and Southern Scotland, North West England and Mid and North Wales.

You’ll need to have two Highers or A levels at grades A-C (or equivalent), including Maths.

We’ll also consider the BTEC Electronic & Electrical Engineering at Level 3 or National Certificate SCQF Level 6 in Electronic & Electrical Engineering.

Ideally, you’ll also have a driving licence as you’ll need to get to different sites both during and after your training period.

What’s the application process?

Online application, Online testing, Video interview, Assessment centre, Interview, Offer.

What should you do next?

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

Energise your future TODAY

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