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Powering your career
We're always looking to the future, so we're embracing new technology and sustainable resources, developing environmental projects and reducing our own carbon footprint. We're investing in our network, our customers and our people.
We're investing in our network, in our customers and in our people.
That's where you come in. Whether you're looking to begin an exciting career journey as a graduate, trainee or apprentice, or you're looking for new opportunities to build on your existing experience, you'll find something unique with us. Take a look through our careers brochure for more information about the opportunities available at Northern Powergrid.
What sets us apart as the place to build your career?
We hire the best and we're proud of our staff.
A wide range of career opportunities are available.
What sets us apart? Simple. We appreciate that you are the future of our business. We want you to grow, to be challenged, and to succeed. Through excellent training and development, we'll give you the power to light up people's lives.
Our network covers an area of 25,000 square kilometres, we manage more than 60,000 substations and around 94,000 kilometres of overhead line and underground cables. That means there's no shortage of opportunities.
GRADUATE & TECHNICAL STAFF TRAINEE OPPORTUNITIES - 2018 scheme is now closed
We are looking for talented graduates with the passion and dedication to become highly skilled Engineers. Our Graduate Programme will equip you with the skills you need to begin an exciting new career.
We're also looking for individuals with an HNC/HND (or equivalent qualification) with the dedication to become highly skilled engineers through our Trainee Development Programme.
We've created a training programme designed to give you a broad picture of Northern Powergrid while gaining professional experience, completing work-based projects and training courses, and undertaking academic study.
Once you complete your training programme, we'll place you in a permanent role that best suits your skills, qualities and interests. From there, you'll have opportunities to develop and progress within our business.
The Graduate Programme lasts 2 years.
Following an induction, explaining our business and your role within it, you will spend 18 months completing a variety of structured placements, along with 7 formal courses.
We expect you to take a flexible approach and have opportunities for you to work anywhere from the Scottish Borders to Lincolnshire.
Initially, you'll shadow engineers. As you progress, you'll start planning and organising activities. You'll be involved in site works as well as non-operational positions, including design and asset management.
You'll also enjoy opportunities to visit the factories that build and supply our equipment. You'll see key items such as transformers, cables and switchgear being made.
During your final 6 months, you'll complete an extended placement. You'll also complete any extra training that's necessary for you to join us in your chosen role on a full-time, permanent basis once you successfully complete the Programme.
We recognise you'll invest a great deal of effort in your training. Therefore, we'll reward you with a competitive salary of £27,908 (pay award pending) per year. What's more, this will increase as you add more skills and experience to your portfolio.
You'll enjoy paid breaks too. You'll begin with 25 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays), which will rise to 28 days over time.
We'll help you start planning for the long-term as well, with our Northern Powergrid Pension Scheme.