Electricity Engineering Higher Apprenticeship Transmission Network Control - Higher (Level 4)

National Grid (Employer)

National Grid (Training Provider)

Annual wage £24,533.00
37.0 hours per week 5 days per week. Days and times to be confirmed.
24 months (duration)
28 September 2021(start date)
Electrical Power Networks Engineer (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
15 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The Transmission Network Control Centre is the heart of real time operational control of electricity transmission. The network consists of 14,000km of circuit, 800 super grid transformers and 340 substations.  You'll facilitate safe access to the Network for maintenance, construction, event response and ensuring the safety of teams in the field.


What you'll do:

If you join the TNCC as a Higher Apprentice, you will spend your time equally between Aston University, studying for a Foundation Degree in Electrical Engineering, our National Training Academy in Eakring, completing a variety of in-house, specialist training, and our office headquarters in Warwick. 

Your academic studies will take up a significant proportion of your time. However, when you are in the office you will be given exposure to both the Control Room and the day office teams and be encouraged to network extensively to really immerse yourself in the business. You will rotate around various teams within TNCC and be given projects and work to help you develop a sound understanding of the department, build your skills and provide value to the business. 

You will also have the opportunity to spend some time in the field, so you can see for yourself the work that our Operations teams do in substations up and down the country. You will receive hands on experience and will develop practical skills which will support your academic studies and on-the-job learning.

What you'll get:

We're proud to offer a competitive salary of £24,533

This opportunity will be based in Warwick. 

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

On completion of the scheme you could be placed in any of the teams within TNCC, and your post-scheme role will depend on business need and availability. We will however do our very best to take your preferences into account; wherever you end up we will provide an exciting and rewarding future in the TNCC. 

Reality Check

*Please note that if you are placed into a Control Room role, this will involve shift working (early/late starts/finishes, weekend working, no overnight working). Any role involving shift working is subject to an additional shift allowance.

Skills Required

We can’t deliver on our net zero commitment without a generation of people with the technical expertise and skills to revolutionise green technology. You’ll need to be safety conscious, eager to learn and capable of working to procedures.

Qualities Required

We’re excited to work with people who want to make a difference. Who share our drive and dedication to create cleaner energy solutions that will benefit everyone.

We’re looking for a diverse range of talents. We need the best of British ingenuity to help us address the climate challenge. We need people with creativity, energy, enthusiasm and skills from across every community to help us to do the job that can’t wait.

Join us and we’ll help you to realise your potential.

Qualifications Required

You must have, or be predicted to gain, a Grade C-A* or above/4-9 GCSE in English Language or equivalent..

In addition to the GCSE requirements, you must also have one of the following sets of qualifications:

  • 2 A-Levels - 1 must be in either maths or Physics (Grade C/4 or above)
  • BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Engineering (Merit or Distinction with the maths modules being Merit or Distinction)
  • BTEC National Diploma Level 3 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Engineering (Merit or Distinction with the maths modules being Merit or Distinction)
  • ONC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Merit or Distinction with the Maths modules being Merit or Distinction)
  • HNC/HND in Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering (Pass, Merit or Distinction)
  • Degree in maths, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering

To apply for this role, you must 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 at least 3 months before the programmes start date. 

Training Provided

Join us in the TNCC and you will be part of an organisation with ambitious, world-changing plans for the future, right on the front line of the energy industry. We will provide you with a range of skills, experiences and qualifications to help you drive a long and successful career with National Grid.  

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, you will receive a Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Electrical Power Engineering (Power Systems Management) - fully subsidised and paid for by National Grid. 

You will have the opportunity to:  

  • Build strategic relationship through working collaboratively across the business 
  • Have a strong understanding of how the electricity transmission system operates in real time  
  • Have an awareness of Performance Excellence tools and techniques  
  • Interact with operational employees and customers  

You will be challenged from the start as you juggle studying for your Foundation degree with invaluable work experience, but we’ll support you every step of the way.

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About the employer

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