The energy sector is going through exciting changes as we work to create a smarter, greener energy system and support the UK’s ambition to meet net zero emissions.
We're investing in our network, our customers and our people.
That's where you come in. Whether you want 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.
We're committed to creating job opportunities that support upskilling, reskilling and multiskilling. This will help us create a strong, diverse workforce that will help the region prosper, support a low carbon future and enable people, including those from underepresented and socially disadvantaged groups, reach their career potential.
Would you like to be part of the team that manages the electricity network that connects communities, enables economies and is key to the growth of low carbon technologies?
Being part of #TeamPowergrid takes dedication and commitment. Our people need to be customer-focused and ready to make every contact count when it comes to supporting our all our customers (internal and external).
As a 24/7 business that power communities, economies and peoples' everyday lives, colleagues are part of an essential team. Our people demonstrate a 'can-do' attitude and are ready to meet the challenges of managing a power network spanning 9,650 square miles and the opportunities associated with creating a greener energy system to power our lives now and in the future.
Building our future workforce
Northern Powergrid is powering forward to create a future workforce that is increasingly diverse, inclusive and equitable and we're committed to creating opportunities which enable current and future colleagues to reach their full career potential.
From enhanced apprenticeship campaigns aimed at inspiring new careers for all to pledging to work with partners to create green job opportunities, Northern Powergrid is taking action to create a workforce that better reflects the communities we serve. We've already set out our intention to create 1,000 new job opportunities across our operating area in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire between 2023 and 2028.
We are passionate about attracting people to our business who have the skills we need and reflect the regions and communities we serve across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.
Would you like to be part of #TeamPowergrid?
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With a network of offices across the region, and power lines running from the border with Scotland down to northern Lincolnshire, and from the North Sea coast across to the Yorkshire Dales, whether you're spending your days at a desk or out in the field, you could find yourself working in all kinds of interesting places.
Our locations include Ashington, Billingham, Brigg, Castleford, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Durham, Gateshead, Hellaby, Hexham, Hucknall, Hull, Keighley, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newhall, Northallerton, Penshaw, Scarborough, Shiremoor, Stockton, Swillington, Wakefield, Whinmoor and York.
As a major employer in the region with thousands of employees, we can offer a wide range of career opportunities for all.
In addition to front line roles for engineers and craftsperson roles, we can offer careers from finance to customer service, people services to energy policy and innovation to data analysts.
Whatever your background or skills, you can be assured of new and exciting career opportunities at Northern Powergrid. We’ll support your development and provide opportunities for you to reach your full potential and energise your career.
Graduate Trainees and Technical Trainees
If you’re dedicated and passionate about becoming a highly skilled engineer, we can help energise your career.
As a Power Engineer Apprentice (Graduate Trainee or Technical Trainee) you will gain professional experience, complete relevant projects and training, and develop and apply your academic knowledge. Our two-year programme will help you become a well-rounded engineer with a successful track record of courses, placements and experience behind you so you can be placed in your permanent role in Northern Powergrid.
Do you thrive working outdoors, love working with your hands and want to be an integral part of a skilled team?
As a craftsperson apprentice you'll be trained in the specialist skills needed to work safely and competently on our electricity network in a variety of roles. Through our two-year programme, you’ll gain professional experience, complete training courses, study for recognised qualifications at college, and all whilst receiving a salary from the day you start your career with us.
Whatever your background or skills, you can be assured of a new and exciting career opportunity and 98 per cent of our apprentices stay with us to continue their career.
Foundation Degree Programme
Our foundation degree programme will equip you with the skills you need to begin an exciting career as a Power Engineer Apprentice. We’ll fund your academic studies, and our flexible approach means you’ll have the opportunity to work anywhere from the Scottish Borders to northern Lincolnshire. In addition to your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to visit factories that build and supply our equipment, including pivotal items such as transformers, cables and switchgear.
Our three-year programme has been designed to give you a broad picture of Northern Powergrid and the skills, qualifications and experience to be a first-class engineer.
If you are motivated, well-organised and love being outdoors a career as a Craft Attendant might be the career for you.
You'll assist a qualified cable jointer working as part of a two person team on tasks associated with the repair, construction and maintenance of our network of underground cables.
As a Craft Assistant you'll receive training both on the job, and in our dedicated training school. If you demonstrate initiative and have the desire to learn new tasks, there are also opportunities to progress your career with us.
Diversity, equity and inclusion
As a major employer we have an important role in our region when it comes to supporting a low carbon future and encouraging people in the communities we serve, including those in underrepresented gender, ethnic and socially disadvantaged groups, reach their full potential.
We are committed to providing fairly paid, skilled jobs and progression opportunities for fulfilling careers at a secure business. Through our comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan and future skills agenda we are adapting our approach to better attract and retain a broader and more diverse array of talent to augment our current workforce and build a workforce focused on the future.
As a signatory to the national ‘Energy Networks Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Charter’, we are playing our part in supporting the action aimed at helping build a more diverse and inclusive UK energy sector.
Learning and development
Supporting and developing our colleagues is important to us. From our 'Best Welcome' to help you settle to our range of training programmes, our Learning and Development Academy will support you so that you can deliver your role effectively and increase your skills.
Our training schools in Durham, Castleford, Swillington and Hull, provide expert training to ensure our frontline teams have the skills to safely work on the energy systems of today and tomorrow.
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