Higher Apprentice Portfolio Planner, Electricity Transmission - Higher (Level 4)

National Grid (Employer)

National Grid (Training Provider)

Annual wage £24,533.00
37.0 hours per week 5 days out of 7, exact days and hours TBC
24 months (duration)
28 September 2021(start date)
3 positions available
15 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Are you looking for a challenge that will allow personal and professional development and the freedom to put your new skills into practice right away?


Are you looking for a challenge that will allow personal and professional development and the freedom to put your new skills into practice right away?  

The Portfolio Planner role is a mixture of formal training and managed office-based experience where you will be able to put into practice the new skills you are developing and acquiring throughout the programme. This role is an active and varied role, requiring advanced organisation skills, stakeholder management skills, and a keen drive to take ownership and make intelligent decisions to support National Grid’s outputs.   

  The life of a Higher Apprentice is varied and fast paced; no two days are the same. Once qualified you can expect to be competent in the following activities:

  • Ensure timely safety risk assessments are initiated where maintenance has been deferred and assess and manage any constraints to determine any mitigating actions which are required to meet area targets and ensure plan deliverability
  • Plan and manage the work allocation for resources that are planned on a national level ensuring the plans are fully optimised
  • Being accountable for both resource and outage planning ownership - authority of work to be included or removed from the plan
  • Monitoring progress against business outcome targets, owning and ensuring all decisions satisfy outcomes and are made visible to all areas of the business
  • Evaluate costs, risks and performance

At the start of the programme you will learn how Network Management operates and you will receive a detailed insight into the processes, procedures, systems, and working practices that ensures Network Management successfully delivers National Grid’s outputs.   

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

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.

Reality Check

If you're at school, studying at college or university, a graduate, looking for a career change or for a new challenge, we're looking for you to join our New Talent Programmes.

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 GCSE at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in English Language.

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 at grade C/4 or above) (or equivalent)
  • BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Engineering (Merit or Distinction with the maths modules being Merit or Distinction) (or equivalent)
  • 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

Level 4 Electrical Power Plant and Protection Commissioning Engineer apprenticeship standard, which includes:

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

National Grid's job is to connect people to the energy they use.

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