Northern Powergrid

Northern Powergrid



Recruitment campaign - Swillington shotNorthern Powergrid, the company responsible for delivering power to 3.9 million homes and businesses across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, is set to spark bright new careers as it opens its highly competitive apprenticeship programme.

The electricity distributor is looking for aspiring, ambitious, hands-on individuals who want to learn a trade for life and be part of an energy industry which is advancing with investment in smart technology innovation.  

Northern Powergrid's apprenticeship programme enables successful candidates to start a new journey earning while they learn in one of three endorsed energy and utilities skill crafts;

  • Overhead Linesman – construct and maintain overhead electricity lines
  • Underground Cable Jointer – repair, install and connect underground electricity cables
  • Rapid Response – first responder for fault identification, fault management and restoration.

Becky Robson, Northern Powergrid’s Head of People, said: “It's a great time to join the electricity industry as we invest in smart technology and a low carbon energy network that delivers more for our customers.

"We want to attract a new generation of people into our business to help deliver our current eight year business plan, which sees us invest £3 billion, by 2023, to improve the quality and reliability of the region’s electricity network.

“We’re looking for a diverse group of high calibre, agile individuals to join our team. If you’ve recently left school or you're looking for a change in career direction, have what it takes to be the best and want to energise your career this is the opportunity for you.

"Our recruitment programme is right in time for National Apprenticeship Week which this year uses the theme 'apprenticeships work' showcasing how apprenticeships work for individuals, businesses, communities and the wider economy."

Anyone interested can visit to find out more about entry requirements or to complete an online application form.

Applications close on 3 April 2018. Successful candidates will be invited to a practical assessment day as part of the selection process.