Western Power Distribution

Craft Apprenticeship (Electrical Engineering)


Western Power Distribution

Training Provider:


Annual wage £13,807.00
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, times TBC.
duration: 2 years
start: 7 September 2020
Advanced(level 3)
Power network craftsperson Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
9 February 2020 (application closing date)
THE POWER TO REALISE YOUR POTENTIAL. You don't have to go to university to make the most of your career potential. If you would like to earn while you learn and want to be part of a great team - Western Power Distribution can give you the power to achieve this and embark on an exciting journey right now!



Keeping the lights on, families warm, communities comfortable and businesses ticking over is a huge responsibility but it's one we thrive on.  We strive to be not only one of the largest electricity distribution network operators in the UK, but also the best.

Individually and all together, working collectively and collaboratively, our 6700 people are the power behind the network that underpins everyday life.

Wherever you join us - in whatever role - you will be supported, trusted and empowered to do your job and do it well.

Roles include:

  • Craftsperson Lines-people carry out the construction, maintenance, replacement and repair of overhead lines up to and including 66kV
  • Craftsperson Jointers carry out jointing techniques up to 66kV, including excavation, cable laying, reinstatement and fault location on LV cables
  • Craftsperson Fitters carry out the annual maintenance of plant and switchgear up to 66kV. They’re also responsible for the programming and monitoring of immediate work colleagues and switching up to 66kV, among other tasks

Future Prospects

Guaranteed job at the end of the apprenticeship.  Ability to progress within the Company.

Reality Check

  • No annual leave in the first 12 weeks
  • Working at heights (for overhead roles)

Skills Required

  • Learning skills
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

Qualities Required

  • Flexible
  • Dependable
  • Punctual
  • Team player
  • Strong work values
  • Right first time every time

Qualifications Required

Minimum of 5 x GCSE at grade C / Level 4 or above or equivalent.  These must include maths, English Language and Science.

Training Provided

  • Power network craftsperson Apprenticeship

Your training will involve 12 weeks intensive training at one of our dedicated Training Centres and continues with "on job" and technical training to help you achieve the City & Guilds 2339 Level 2 and Level 3 in Electrical Engineering.

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