Higher Apprentice Transmission Engineer , Electricity Transmission



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Requisition Number:  39329
Job Category:  Higher Apprenticeship Programme
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About the role


Ensuring the future of electricity transmission 


We don’t think of engineering as a job, we think of it as a legacy. A way of passing on a brighter energy future and keeping the lights on.


Would you like to be part of it? 


How about working for a company that makes electricity happen for every single person in England and Wales? A company that invests billions in Net Zero and creating a brighter energy future? 


How about being paid over £25,000 a year while you train…with free food, accommodation, and travel too?  


For some people the attraction of a job with National Grid is clear; the chance to work with some of the biggest, most impressive assets in the business! Our three-year Higher Apprenticeship Asset Management will teach you how to look after things like overhead lines, pylons, underground cables, and transmission substations.  


At the end of the three years’, you’ll have a Foundation Degree in Electrical Power Engineering. Most importantly, you’ll have a job waiting for you as a Transmission Engineer.    


These are jobs where you’ll be drilling down into the detail on specific subjects. You will be providing technical advice and engineering support for our assets across the entire network, making significant decisions and influencing their execution.  


If you’d like to become part of an expert team and develop as a specialist in your field, this is a phenomenal opportunity.    

About you


You are driven and proactive, with an appetite for continuous improvement. You know how to build on your existing knowledge and skills and have the enthusiasm to run with things and to try to make them better. You’re articulate and know how to communicate appropriately with a variety of people.  


You are a flexible multitasker who can do multiple jobs at the same time and still pay great attention to detail. It’s doesn’t matter if you’re not academically dazzling; we want practical people with engineering mindsets who are really keen to apply themselves.  


Our Higher Apprenticeships are for people who have two A-Levels graded C or above, including Maths, or a BTECH which includes a Maths module.  


By the end of your first year, you’ll need a driving licence that permits you to drive in the UK.  


You must be able to live away from home; primarily at our Eakring academy. You will also spend some of your time in Birmingham, studying for your Foundation Degree in Electrical Power Engineering.  

What you'll get


We are proud to offer a starting salary of £25,874. 


As a first step to your career in the energy industry, our Higher Apprenticeship Programmes are like no other!  You’ll gain an insight into how we work at National Grid, understand what a career with us can offer, and receive some great rewards and benefits: 


  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory holidays 
  • You could earn a £250 bonus, depending on performance 
  • Our double-matched pension contribution scheme means your pension could be worth up to 18% of your salary 
  • There is the option to buy discounted National Grid share 
  • Financial support for study relevant to your role is available 
  • We will pay for one professional membership subscription.  


Our My Discounts scheme offers discounts on everything from the weekly shop to your annual summer holidays. You’ll find savings on cinema tickets and at a range of high street retailers, including Sainsburys, John Lewis, Currys, Argos and Marks and Spencer.  


National Grid is committed to the personal development of our staff.  Joining us, you’ll be supported as you develop a wide range of business, and technical skills through structured training and on the-job experience. You’ll work closely with your line manager to establish and navigate through a Personal Development Plan that is tailored to your needs.

About us


National Grid is at the heart of the energy future, and our people are at the heart of National Grid. We’re 30,000 colleagues strong.  In the UK, National Grid don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt. 

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition as we focus on building a cleaner, greener future. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. 

Our values and principles 


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require. 

Further Information


The closing date for this role is 26th February 2023, however, we encourage you to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.  


Assessment centres will be held from March 2023

At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.