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Project Management Higher Skills Apprentice - Energy Networks


Duration - 3 Years

Location - Central & Southern Scotland, North West England & Mid / North Wales

Applications - Up to 10th March 2024

Start Date - 26th August 2024

Salary & Benefits

Year 1 -
£20,000    |    Year 2 - £25,925    |    Year 3 - £31,850

Plus a competitive pension and a range of flexible benefits.

Minimum Criteria
- Two Highers / A Levels at A – C (or equivalent), including Maths, Science, English, Business or IT. Plus National 5s in Maths and English (or equivalent) if not included in Highers.
England & Wales - Three GCSEs / National 5s at grades A-C / 4-9 (or equivalent), including English, Maths and a Science

HND in Project Management

Graduates 2021

Where you’ll be working

Our energy landscape is going through a time of profound change. A challenge touching every part of our society, we need to eradicate carbon emissions to halt the effects of climate change. We need to change how we live our lives and replace the use of fossil fuels for transport and heat.

Electricity will be at the heart of the solution, through electric vehicles and heat pumps. And with more renewables generation and other technologies connected to the electricity grid than ever before, it’s our role to make sure we create a more efficient, cleaner, greener network to accommodate this increase in demand.

Within SP Energy Networks, we are focusing on harnessing technology and innovation to create the networks of the future. With distribution networks designed for predictable, stable demand, it’s vital we upgrade our network to create the flexibility required to cope with the extensive changes to electricity demand, generation and consumer behaviour. Through technology and innovation, we will enable a consumer-led revolution in the use and operation of our system. It will undergo the biggest changes to its design and operation for over half a century and you can be part of it.

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

You’ll find more information about SP Energy Networks, including details of our current projects, on our website.

What you’ll be doing

As a Project Management Apprentice in SP Energy Networks, you'll have the chance to work on a range of exciting business and engineering projects and make a real-world difference. We're all about cutting-edge technologies and sustainable practices, so you'll get stuck right in developing national infrastructure projects that align with our environmental goals.  Managing business, IT or engineering projects that range in complexity and value, you’ll gain a breadth of experience across different business and engineering streams such as infrastructure investments and customer connections. Collaborating with different stakeholders from engineers, contracts managers, suppliers, government agencies and local communities, it’s up to you to keep the project on track. You'll be monitoring project documentation, progress reports and financial records. And of course, you'll be providing regular updates to stakeholders and management on the status of the projects, including the awesome achievements we make in reducing carbon emissions.  

You will develop excellent commercial skills as you gain experience in the financial and commercial aspects of project management. You’ll explore innovative solutions that reduce carbon footprints and promote renewable energy sources. And we know the importance of environmental practices, so we'll provide continuous training to keep you up to date on the latest advancements and best practices in achieving Net Zero emissions. Not only will you be gaining valuable experience during your programme, but you'll also be making a real impact on our journey towards a sustainable future.  

Once you have completed your training you will be required to carry out emergency standby duties therefore it is essential you live in one of our districts or within close proximity to our disctricts. You can find a list of the disctricts we are recruiting for below.

Central & Southern ScotlandNorthwest England & Mid / North Wales
Ayrshire & Clyde SouthMerseyside
Central & FifeMid Cheshire
Dumfries & StranraerDee Valley and Mid Wales
Edinburgh & BordersNorth Wales
Glasgow & Cyde NorthWirral

If you are based in Central & Southern Scotland, you will complete an SCQF Level 8 in Project Management with the training provider QA.

If you are based in Northwest England & Mid / North Wales, you will complete a Level 4 Project Management qualification with our training provider Corndel.

What’s in it for you

As a Project Management Apprentice, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Starting salary of £20,000
  • During the programme, you’ll work towards a qualification in Project Management and, on completion, you’ll become a qualified Project Co-ordinator. And that’s just the start of your project management career.
  • A generous pension scheme where we’ll double match your contributions up to 10%.
  • A broad range of flexible benefits including share incentive plans, employee discounts, charity-matched funding and many, many more.

What you’ll bring

If you live in Scotland, you’ll need two Highers or A levels at grades A-C (or equivalent), including Maths, Science, English, Business or IT. Plus National 5s in Maths and English (or equivalent) if not included in Highers.

If you’re in England or Wales, you’ll have three GCSEs / National 5s at grades A-C / 4-9 (or equivalent), including English, Maths and a Science.

We’ll also consider relevant BTEC at Level 3 or National Certificate SCQF Level 6.

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




Closing date: 10th March 2024*

*We encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible as we reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

What happens next

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link to submit your online application. If you need support with your application or 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.

SP Energy Networks 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 for the duration of your apprenticeship programme which will commence in August 2024.

At SP Energy Networks we value diversity and inclusivity. We are committed to creating a workplace that welcomes and respects individuals from all backgrounds. We work hard to ensure our recruitment process is fair, transparent and unbiased, providing equal opportunities for all candidates. It’s our belief that diverse perspectives lead to innovation and better decision-making, so we foster a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone's voice is heard and valued. Join us as we strive to create a more inclusive and equitable future.