Electrical Power Network Engineer (Leeds) Higher Apprentice, Electricity Transmission – National Gr

  • National Grid
  • Warwick, Warwickshire
  • £28332 per annum

Starting salary of £28,332 rising to £30,81 following year 1 and £31,950 in year 2 on successful completion of targeted steps. Power System Engineers are uniquely placed to understand how the evolving energy generation impacts our transmission system, with the capability to model our future network and recommend investments to fix anticipated issues. This is a technical role predominantly focused on using simulation software that applies the theoretical knowledge you’ll gain throughout the apprenticeship, to real world problems and designs. As part of this, you will ensure that all your desig...

Vacancy provider logo for Energy & Utility Skills

  • GMFJ Reference
    243891
  • Wages
    £28,332 p/a
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    14/12/2023
  • Start Date
    02/09/2024
  • Duration
    Not Specified

  • Location
    Warwick
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering
  • Opportunity Type
    Higher Level 4
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Electrical power networks engineer (ST0475)
  • Employer
    National Grid

Description

Job DescriptionOverview

24 months

Electrical Power Network Engineering Foundation Degree

Leeds Crossgates

About the Role

Do you want to be part of a positive and supportive team responsible for designing the electricity transmission system of the future?

Power System Engineers are uniquely placed to understand how the evolving energy generation impacts our transmission system, with the capability to model our future network and recommend investments to fix anticipated issues. This is a technical role predominantly focused on using simulation software that applies the theoretical knowledge you’ll gain throughout the apprenticeship, to real world problems and designs. As part of this, you will ensure that all your designs are compliant with our licence and engineering obligations. This will play a key part in meeting the needs of customers, consumers, and stakeholders in the changing energy landscape.

As a PSE Higher Apprentice, you can expect to be involved in any number of the below activities:

• Using power system simulation software to:

o Analyse new generation, demand and interconnectors, using the results to design network upgrades

o Understand the impact these changes have on the performance of the overall system

o Ensure the transmission network is planned to acceptable and safe limits by comparing results with relevant industry standards (e.g., the Security and Quality of Supply Standards)

o Simulate events such as faults and outages to see how the transmission network behaves over a range of network conditions

• Working alongside experienced engineers across various departments to identify technical issues and decide on outcomes that affect not just the company, but the network as a whole

• Performing calculations on real network and customer data

• Providing technical insight to other roles

• Collaborating with other roles to understand the physical space constraints and customer priorities alongside your technical results to formulate a holistic design

• Getting involved in innovative projects, outside of business as usual

This role is office-based, with opportunities to visit our substations throughout the apprenticeship and post-graduation, to gain insight into our physical assets and the practicalities of operation, which will help inform your job role when designing and adapting the network.

Please update the Job Purpose prior to publishing your requisition.

What you'll get

Our Higher Apprentice Programmes are your first step into a career in the energy industry. You’ll gain an insight into how we work at National Grid, and understanding of what a career with us can offer, and receive some great rewards and benefits:

• Starting salary of £28,332 rising to £30,81 following year 1 and £31,950 in year 2 on successful completion of targeted steps.

• 25 days holiday

• Full-board and accommodation whilst at our academy

• Pensions and share-option scheme

• London-weighting allowance where applicable

• Invitation to join NewNet, our new starters network and one of our employee resource groups

• Flexible Benefits & Working

• Close mentorship and regular feedback

• Volunteering opportunities

Not applicable.

About you

As a Power System Engineer Higher Apprentice you will be working with various asset types and new technologies; so, you will need to have a passion for innovations and a desire to work with the most cutting-edge tech. At every stage of this exciting role you'll enjoy hands on support and the chance to develop your existing engineering skills and learn brand new ones too. As soon as you join you will work with colleagues at all levels across the business, as well as opportunities to speak with high profile customers and external stakeholders so you must be a confident communicator comfortable with engaging with people at all levels.

Please update the Key Accountabilities prior to publishing your requisition.

What you'll need

As one of our Higher Apprentices, we’ll help you develop your skills through a combination of on-the-job work and academic study, all the while providing you with the passion, skills and knowledge you need to power all our futures.

You don’t need prior work experience; the determination and will to succeed is far more important as we will teach you everything you need to know and provide training to incorporate you into the National Grid envionment, ensuring you have awareness of our values, security measures and other important aspects to become a valuable member to your team. The role will provide you with a variety of learning, training, and opportunities, to give you transferrable skills and experience to support your career development within National Grid.

You will also need to 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 3 months prior joining the programme or as soon as possible after your 17th birthday.

To apply for this role, you’ll need to have, or be predicted to gain, a Grade C or above/4-9 GCSE in English Language.

In addition to the GCSE requirements, you will also need to have one of the following sets of qualifications.

• 2 A-Levels - 1 must be in either Maths or Physics (Grade C 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)

Not applicable.

Our Values and Princeiples

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.

Further Information

We will be closing this role in March 2024; however, we encourage you to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.??

Assessment centres will be held from January – April 2024.?

#ApprenticeshipOpportunities2024

APPLY FOR THIS JOB NOW

For more information about this vacancy please contact Energy & Utility Skills on +441217138264 (Ref ID: 243891)

Opportunities with Apprenticeships with National Grid

National Grid is an energy company operating in the UK and US. They deliver electricity and gas safely, reliably and efficiently to the customers and communities they serve – all while working towards a clean energy future.

Find Out More

Based on this opportunity you might also be interested in.

Apprentice - Operations - 2024

  • Engineering
  • 307.88 p/w
  • Intermediate Level 2
  • Reading

Apprentice - Operations - 2024

An Operations Apprentice role at AWE will give you your first steps to a career in a diverse and unique environment, involving Manufacturing, Science, and Engineering and other key areas of the business. This would suit candidates that are looking for a new career where a keen eye and Precision is a fundamental requirement

Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship - 2024

  • Engineering
  • 307.88 p/w
  • Advanced Level 3
  • Reading

Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship - 2024

There is a wide variety of mechanical maintenance roles at AWE such as working on the steam powered heating systems, servicing, checking and hanging filters within air handling units, bearing checks and heat and vibration level checks on motors, and perform routine services.

Precision Measurement Technician - 2024

  • Engineering
  • 307.88 p/w
  • Advanced Level 3
  • Reading

Precision Measurement Technician - 2024

As a Level 3 Advanced Metrology Technician apprentice you are on the first step of a career pathway to Principal Quality Engineer at AWE. The apprenticeship is a 3-year course comprising of approximately 20 study and 80 workplace activity. Metrology is a vital skill to improve and verify the quality of products and components. It concerns all theoretical and practical aspects of measurement. You will apply the understanding of core measurement principles and practices to your role, which is, to interpret and practically apply these, within a production or trials environment. You will identify measurement needs, plan and perform measurement tasks using tools, equipment, instrumentation and software programmes.

Maintenance Control Apprentice - 2024

  • Engineering
  • 307.88 p/w
  • Advanced Level 3
  • Reading

Maintenance Control Apprentice - 2024

Control and Instrumentation (C&I) is one of only two ’critical trades’ at AWE. That’s because C&I is vital to the successful delivery of AWE’s programme of work. Put simply, C&I engineers enable a wide range of different automated processes to run.

Computer-Aided Design Technician - 2024

  • Engineering
  • 307.88 p/w
  • Advanced Level 3
  • Reading

Computer-Aided Design Technician - 2024

Do you want to be part of something extraordinary? Something that not only gives you the opportunity to develop and grow your career, but offers excitement, challenge and intrigue at the same time as making a difference to keeping our country, and everyone in it, safe?What AWE do is unique and so are the people who work there. They work to attract, motivate, develop and retain the best talent and equip people with the right skills for the future.

Technical Control Apprentice - 2024

  • Engineering
  • 307.88 p/w
  • Advanced Level 3
  • Reading

Technical Control Apprentice - 2024

C&I is one of only two ’critical trades’ at AWE and is vital to the successful delivery of our programme of work. Put simply, C&I Engineers enable a wide range of different automated processes to run. To help you understand the technology you will be writing about and to give you the skills and expertise to become a specialist author, you will spend three years studying Control and Instrumentation (C&I).

Automation Maintenance Apprenticeship - 2024

  • Engineering
  • 307.88 p/w
  • Advanced Level 3
  • Reading

Automation Maintenance Apprenticeship - 2024

As a Mechatronic Maintenance Technician at AWE, your role will include servicing, repairing and installing various Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Hydraulic and Programmable logic control (PLC) systems, all of which are commonly used onsite to support the Machine Tools department and Trials & Test Technology Centre. As a Mechatronic Maintenance Technician within either of these groups, you will be responsible for maintaining equipment within all of AWE’s production-related facilities, with the goal of maintaining production and ensuring minimal downtime. These activities may include scheduled and breakdown maintenance on all aspects of engineering within your chosen team, including condition-based monitoring and calibration of the equipment.

Machine Operator Apprentice - 2024

  • Engineering
  • 307.88 p/w
  • Advanced Level 3
  • Reading

Machine Operator Apprentice - 2024

Do you want to be part of something extraordinary? Something that not only gives you the opportunity to develop and grow your career, but offers excitement, challenge and intrigue at the same time as making a difference to keeping our country, and everyone in it, safe?What AWE do is unique and so are the people who work there. They work to attract, motivate, develop and retain the best talent and equip people with the right skills for the future.

Cyber Essentials
© 2021 GetMyFirstJob Ltd.

Your first steps into the world of work for Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships, Work Experience & Graduate Jobs