Higher Apprentice Power System Engineer, Electricity Transmission - Higher (Level 4)

National Grid (Employer)

National Grid (Training Provider)

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

Do you want to be part of a team at the forefront of designing the electricity transmission system of the future? If you are innovative and passionate about utilising new technology to deliver maximum customer benefit, then this could be the start of an exciting journey with National Grid.


You will play a key part in meeting the needs of customers, consumers, and stakeholders in the changing energy landscape. Through the application of new technologies and innovative design strategies, you will enable the economic and efficient development of the transmission network to deliver maximum consumer benefit. Alongside this, you will ensure compliance with our licensed and engineering obligations are fulfilled to the highest standards. 

Our Higher Apprentice roles are fast paced and varied; this gives you the best chance to develop your skills and gain as much valuable work experience as possible. As a graduate on the engineering and asset management programme, you can expect to be involved in any number of the below activities:

  • Coordinating the overall design, development and planning of the transmission network to facilitate the low carbon transition and innovate solutions including network strategies for the holistic development of the transmission system 
  • Facilitate the economic and efficient growth of the transmission network in line with relevant industry standards, customer requirements and guidance documents
  • Use power simulation software and network models, run analysis on transmission network upgrades and the impact these have on the performance of the overall system
  • Engage with colleagues and external parties to coordinate entire system developments, including the introduction of new technologies to use on the transmission network
  • Understand how the transmission network behaves over a range of network condition
  • Ensure the transmission network is planned to acceptable and safe limits in accordance with relevant industry standards

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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