Gas Engineering Advanced Apprentice (Mechanical) - Advanced (Level 3)

National Grid (Employer)

National Grid Plc (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,326.00
37.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed.
48 months (duration)
20 September 2021(start date)
14 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The Gas Transmission Gas Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship (Mechanical) Programme is a 4 year Apprenticeship, in which you will complete a BTEC and HNC in Mechanical Engineering, whilst also working to a level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering apprenticeship qualification.


During, and on completion of the apprenticeship, you will work as part of a larger team, so good
communication skills are essential as you may have to interact with your immediate team, the general public, agencies and emergency services on safety-related matters and also provide technical advice to other stakeholders.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Undertake installation, inspection, repair and emergency response activities on all assets on the National Transmission system
  • Deliver continuous improvements to maintain our assets, and create innovation for the future of Gas Transmission
  • Be a leader in working safely to ensure the protection of yourself and others, making sure everyone goes home safely at the end of the day 
  • Support the development and commissioning of new assets onto the gas transmission system, considering future technologies such as hydrogen
  • Contribute to National Grid’s emergency and safety procedures to support in being a world leader in safety
  • Ensure that the high-pressure pipeline system is protected and reliable, making sure the gas is flowing to everyone in the UK
  • Oversee and inspect work activities undertaken by contractors and working party members to provide assurance that technical and safety compliance standards are being followed

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

  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills 

Qualities Required

  • To be considered for this role you'll need to have enthusiasm and a willingness to learn, be passionate about tackling climate change along with a curious, questioning mind

Qualifications Required

You'll need:

GCSE maths, English Language and a Science GCSE at a 4/C and above plus one of the below:

  • 2 additional GCSE's at a 4/C and above
  • BTEC equivalent in a STEM subject
  • 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 within 12 months after joining the programme

Training Provided

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • During your time on programme you will be based at a local gas site, in which you will gain invaluable on-job experience to support you working towards your first post technician role
  • You will also spend time at National Grid’s high-class training centre in rural Nottinghamshire, gaining the knowledge needed to aid your on-job experience
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