Craftsperson Apprentice - York

  • Job Reference: 00042663-1
  • Date Posted: 15 April 2024
  • Employer: Northern Powergrid
  • Location: York
  • Salary: £20,293 to £24,945
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent, Apprenticeship
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Programme duration: Two- and Three-year programmes 

Starting salary: £20,293 - £24,945 (experience dependant) with a potential earnings capability c. £50k as an established Craftsperson

Our 2024 Craftsperson Apprenticeship programmes are open to all.

Whether you are an ambitious young adult keen to start your career in a forward thinking, innovative company that will teach you your trade, support you through your qualifications, and provide opportunities for your future growth;

Or if you already have industry-related skills and are looking to progress as an experienced learner on a pathway that could ultimately lead you to a career in engineering – our Craftsperson Apprenticeship programmes are right for you!

The energy industry is advancing with investment in smart technology innovation and Northern Powergrid, as the company responsible for powering everyday life for 8 million customers across 3.9 million homes and businesses in the North East, Yorkshire, The Humber and northern Lincolnshire, is at the forefront of delivering a power network that meets the region’s needs, now and in the future.

Do you want to be part of our journey, have what it takes to be the best and want to energise your career, apply now to join our one of our programmes.

Our experienced learner two-year apprenticeship programme will build on the experience and skills you already have and fine-tune them for your onward career as a fully qualified Power Network Craftsperson. Experience working within an industrial or electrical environment is preferable, where adherence to health and safety policies is vital. Other relevant experience in any of the following will also be considered:

•  Ground Works

•  Plumbing

•  Electricians

•  Army communication kit (operation and maintenance)

•  Ex-Armed Forces

•  Building or construction general operative i.e. groundwork, dumper driving, digger driving, pipe laying

•  Joiners or Fitters


Our young adult three-year apprenticeship programme will provide comprehensive training in all the necessary skills and qualify you in one of the following Power Network Craftsperson roles:

•  Overhead Lineperson – construct and maintain overhead electricity lines

•  Underground Cable Jointer – repair, install and connect underground electricity cables

•  Electrical Fitter - install and maintain electrical plant and equipment.


Both programmes provide a great mix of practical experience and on-the-job training while studying at college to achieve the Power Network Craftsperson Apprenticeship.

Prove yourself and enjoy a rewarding career.

So, if you are highly motivated, well organised, love being outdoors and enjoy a challenge, apply now and see if you have what it takes to join Northern Powergrid and energise your future career.

As part of the selection process, you will need to complete an online application form and participate in a practical assessment day.


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Closing date for applications: 31 May 2024

Assessment centre dates: Various dates between 01 – 14 July 2024


Applicants are considered on the basis of their suitability for the post irrespective of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, race, age or disability, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.