Advanced Apprentice Overhead Line Craftsperson, Northfleet - Advanced (Level 3)

National Grid (Employer)

National Grid Plc (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,326.00
37.0 hours per week Days and shifts to be confirmed.
36 months (duration)
27 September 2021(start date)
Power network craftsperson (apprenticeship standard)
14 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As an Apprentice Overhead Lines Power Network Craftsperson, you will have responsibility for the safe construction, maintenance and repair of the UK’s electrical power network, to provide a safe and dependable supply of electricity to the country. This involves working at various locations across the company’s power network.


The role exists within an industry with a high level of safety critical activities, so there is a requirement for a disciplined and responsible approach to work. The role requires a good level of physical ability in order to access positions at height and you should be happy to work outside in all weathers.

The life of an Advanced Apprentice is varied and fast-paced; no two days are the same. On a day to day basis you could expect to be involved with;

  • Safety practices and procedures, carrying out risk assessments and checking the structures to be climbed and the working conditions while working at height
  • Carrying out excavations, erecting wood poles, steel towers and install their support mechanisms
  • Climbing poles and steel towers to install, maintain, test, repair and dismantle overhead line plant and equipment safely at height
  • Testing equipment for voltage, current and earth resistance testing to maintain the integrity of the network
  • Consulting design specifications to tension and terminate conductors, erecting and assembling steel work and fittings
  • Installing and connecting electrical transformers, switchgear, circuit breakers and other associated equipment
  • Driving vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites including mobile elevated work platforms
  • Applying mechanical knowledge to use winches, drum handlers, pull lifts, tirfors and tensioning devices
  • Carrying out electrical switching procedures on high and low voltage networks, operating switchgear, fuses and making and breaking live conductor connections
  • Organising work teams to carry out maintenance operations on overhead line plant and apparatus

We're proud to offer a competitive salary of £18,326.

This opportunity will be based in Northfleet. Please note you will need to reside in or within a 45 minute commute of Northfleet to be eligible to apply for this role.

The closing date will be Sunday 15th March 2021, we advise all candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.

Future Prospects

An Advanced Apprenticeship is your first step to an exciting career with National Grid. After you have completed and passed your apprenticeship you will take up your position in your first post role. And, just because you’ve graduated your apprenticeship, doesn’t mean the learning will stop, you will have the opportunity to continue putting into practice your training, and working towards further technical certificates and qualifications.

Skills Required

There's never been a more exciting time to join the energy sector. It's a transformational era as we work to come up with solutions that will enable us to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change. We need problem solvers, creative thinkers and people with passion to help us deliver a clean, green energy system for the future.

Qualities Required

If you want to start a career whilst furthering your education but can't choose between a practical or theoretical pathway, why not combine them?

On our Advanced Apprenticeship Programme, you'll do just that, with a blend of formal studying and practical application, you’ll develop the skills and sharpen the knowledge that’ll set you up to lead us into the future.

Qualifications Required

To apply for this role, you’ll need to have GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in English Language, maths and a science.

You will also need to hold a valid full UK car driving licence or be willing to learn to drive and agree to secure a valid full UK car driving licence within 12 months of joining the programme.

Please note, to be eligible for this role, you must have already achieved your qualifications before applying.

Training Provided

Level 3 Power Network Craftsperson apprenticeship standard - Overhead Lines pathway, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
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