CRAFT APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME- East Midlands (Hinckley, Northampton and Grantham)

Western Power Distribution

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  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Electronic Engineering

LOCATIONS:  EAST MIDLANDS – Hinckley, Northampton and Grantham.

SALARY: £12,777 per annum


Western Power Distribution (WPD) owns and operates the electricity distribution system in the Midlands, the South West of England and South Wales. This system consists of underground cables, overhead lines and substations serving over 7.8 million customers.


We are looking for talented, highly motivated people to join the WPD Craft Apprenticeship Scheme to become Craftspeople who operate at the forefront of the business. This role would suit you if you enjoy working in a team environment, in the outdoors, and would be interested in a long-term career with the leading electricity distribution business in the UK.


Our Craftspeople are highly trained and operate at the sharp end of our business. They are divided into four main groups:


  • Overhead Lines – working on overhead lines supported by wooden poles or steel towers.
  • Jointer – working on the underground cable network.
  • Fitter – working on switches and transformers in substations.


You will need to keep a Technical Apprenticeship Record (TAR) Portfolio, which has a significant impact on the overall qualification. Your first twelve weeks will take place at one of our Training Centres.


Literacy and computer skills will be required as you will need to keep a hand written record of your work, as well as undertake work using Microsoft Office applications. You will be required to provide proof of your qualifications in the form of the original certificates.


Minimum qualification criteria applies, see website for details.

An Equal Opportunities Employer


Closing date for completed applications: Noon on Monday 19th March 2018

Application closed

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