Craft Apprentice - Energy Networks - Livingston

  • Job Reference: 00040193-1
  • Date Posted: 17 January 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Livingston, West Lothian
  • Salary: £20,000 to £26,550
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Apprenticeship
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Duration - 4 Years

Location - Central & Southern Scotland, North West England & Mid / North Wales

Applications - Up to 10th March 2024

Start Date - 2nd September 2024

Salary & Benefits 
Year 1 - £20,000
Year 2 - £23,275
Year 3 - £26,550
Plus a competitive pension and a range of flexible benefits.


Minimum Criteria

Three National 5s or GCSEs at grades A-C / 4-9 (or equivalent) in English, Maths, and a STEM-related subject


Where you’ll be working

Our energy landscape is going through a time of profound change. A challenge touching every part of our society, we need to eradicate carbon emissions to halt the effects of climate change. We need to change how we live our lives and replace the use of fossil fuels for transport and heat.

Electricity will be at the heart of the solution, through electric vehicles and heat pumps. And with more renewables generation and other technologies connected to the electricity grid than ever before, it’s our role to make sure we create a more efficient, cleaner, greener network to accommodate this increase in demand.

Within SP Energy Networks, we are focusing on harnessing technology and innovation to create the networks of the future. With distribution networks designed for predictable, stable demand, it’s vital we upgrade our network to create the flexibility required to cope with the extensive changes to electricity demand, generation and consumer behaviour. Through technology and innovation, we will enable a consumer-led revolution in the use and operation of our system. It will undergo the biggest changes to its design and operation for over half a century and you can be part of it.

We know people are central to building a better future, quicker, and we need talented, hardworking, and flexible people to join us.

You’ll find more information about SP Energy Networks, including details of our current projects, on our website (opens in a new window).

What you’ll be doing

We’re looking for Cable Jointers to work on our underground cables and Fitters to work in our substations. You could be helping to connect new customers to our network; installing smart equipment for monitoring or automation or locating faults on the network to restore power to our customers. You may even be conducting critical preventative maintenance to increase efficiency and minimise electricity losses.  Either way, you’ll be playing a key role in the fight against climate change.

Blending academic and technical skills tuition with work-based learning, this programme will provide training on a variety of assets, from the latest technology to traditional kit, providing you with a varied and interesting career. You’ll have the opportunity to focus on a trade and become a Cable Jointer or a Fitter.

Health and Safety is our number one priority; from day one you’ll be taught the fundamentals enabling you to keep yourself and your colleagues safe. You’ll be introduced to your chosen trade, all within the safety of our first-class training centres. During your training, you’ll develop your technical knowledge and hands-on skills. Within your first year, you’ll be out in your local district being mentored by our experienced Craftspeople.

Positions are available in the below areas.

Central & Southern Scotland Northwest England & Mid Wales
Ayrshire & Clyde South Merseyside
Central & Fife Mid Cheshire
Dumfries & Stranraer Dee Valley and Mid Wales
Edinburgh & Borders Wirral
Glasgow & Clyde North

What’s in it for you

As a Craft Apprentice, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Starting salary of £20,000
  • A generous pension scheme where we’ll double match your contributions up to 10%
  • A broad range of flexible benefits including share incentive plans, employee discounts, charity-matched funding, and many, many more.
  • On completion of your programme, you’ll continue your development as a Craftsperson, with a starting salary of £27,880.

What you’ll bring

If you live in Scotland, you’ll have or expect to achieve, three National 5s in English, Maths and a STEM-related subject (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) or equivalent qualifications.

If you live in England or Wales, you’ll have or expect to achieve, three GCSEs at grades A-C / 4-9 in English, Maths and a STEM related subject (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) or equivalent qualifications. Alternatively, we’ll consider functional skills at level 2 in English and Maths.