Street Lighting Apprentice - Barnsley - E.ON UK

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We are looking to recruit a Street Lighting Apprentice in the Barnsley area


E.ON is a privately-owned international energy company. Our 40,000 colleagues in 13 countries work daily towards the improvement of technical innovations and user-friendly customer solutions for the new energy world. We are the first large energy company to focus more heavily upon the energy of the future through our three business areas of energy networks, renewable energies and customer solutions.


E.ON provides electricity and gas to millions of homes and businesses here in the UK. It’s incredibly complex work. It takes the talents of thousands of people to do what we do. Yet our vision is a simple one. We want to be the trusted energy partner for our customers. We’re doing that by making energy cleaner and simpler to understand. We’re also doing it by being genuinely helpful people and treating our customers fairly.

E.ON is committed to equal opportunities and actively promotes diversity, equality and flexibility.


As an Apprentice – Street Lighting Maintenance, I want to make full use of my… 
5 A-C level GSCEs in science, technology, maths and English
Real interest in science, technology or engineering, shown by my relevant work placements hobbies or projects

What next?
If this is just the kind of role you’ve been looking for, the next step is to submit your online application.

Your career starts here
Once you’ve completed our Street Lighting Apprenticeship programme you’ll have a thorough understanding of comprehensive understanding of street lighting as a whole, and valuable experience with a major energy company. You’ll also receive a certification in highways electrical systems and electrical power engineering as well as a level 3 NVQ in street lighting.
If you have 5 GCSEs grades A to C including maths, science, English and technology (or equivalent), plus a keen interest in engineering and strong desire for a secure and long-term career, then apply online now.

Any additional information

The role is located at our Barnsley site, EON Highways Lighting Depot 6B  Shortwood, Hoyland, Barnsley S74 9LH

The successful candidate will be required to travel to this location on a daily basis.

The application window will close at the end of January, If your application is successful at this stage you will be ask to complete some online testing later in February.

If you pass the online testing the assessment centres will run throughout April at our Derby office.

If you are offered one of our apprenticeships then your start date will be early September.

Due to the nature of this role a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check maybe required.
For more information on reasonable adjustments please click here.


Apprentice – Street Lighting Maintenance
“I want to become a leading light.”
When you join E.ON as an apprentice on our four-year Street Lighting Installation and Maintenance scheme, you can look forward to a bright future. You’ll finish the apprenticeship with qualifications in highways electrical systems and electrical power engineering as well as a level 3 NVQ  in street lighting – and the chance to apply for a permanent role with us. This is a real path to a valuable career for people with the right qualities – in fact, the head of our street lighting department is just one of the people who started out as an E.ON apprentices.

As an Apprentice – Street Lighting Maintenance, I want to gain valuable skills and experience.
You’ll do that by working from your local depot. You’ll spend most of your time out and about, learning about all of the technical aspects of street lighting and its upkeep. You will also attend college to gain your formal qualifications and training courses will be provided to learn trade skills such as plant operation and electrical jointing. Learning from experienced professionals and mentors you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of street lighting as a whole and valuable experience with a major energy company.

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