Electrical Technician - HVDC Interconnector Advanced Apprentice (Northumberland)

  • Job Reference: 50252
  • Date Posted: 30 January 2024
  • Employer: National Grid
  • Website: https://careers.nationalgrid.com
  • Location: Northumbria (CA8), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £21,164
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent, Apprenticeship
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Overview

 

 

National Grid Ventures  

 

 

36 Month Programme

 

 

level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician

 

 

Northumberland

About the role

 

 

Our technicians are part of the Operations & Maintenance Team for NGV Interconnectors, supporting the physical operation of Interconnectors around the UK. The role is instrumental in the effective delivery and reporting of maintenance on our critical assets, as well as working closely with suppliers and third parties to ensure planned and unplanned works are delivered safely and efficiently.  

 

 

Our Interconnector sites manage high and low voltage electricity, as well as pressure systems and harmful substances. Health and safety is key to our operations, you will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), work outside, work at height and occasionally work in confined spaces. 

Apprenticeship Framework

 

 

 

Year 1: Term-time at College (Grantham), outside of term-time onsite training at an Interconnector site or with one of our external training providers. 

 

 

Year 2 and 3: One week per month at College (Grantham), remainder onsite training at an Interconnector site or with one of our external training providers. 

 

 

The Apprenticeship requires extensive travel in the UK and overnight accommodation.  Accommodation and travel are managed and booked by NGV and there is an expenses policy in place to cover meals and sundry costs. 

 

 

We have Interconnector sites in the following locations, and you will be based at one of these locations for your apprenticeship: 

 

Gosport, Hampshire 

 

Ashford, Kent 

 

Isle of Grain, Kent 

 

Richborough, Kent 

 

Bicker Fen, Lincolnshire 

 

Blyth, Northumberland 

Not applicable.

What you'll get

 

 

 

A superb opportunity to secure a specialist level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship in the fast-developing world of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission and net zero energy objectives.  

 

 

The opportunity to work on globally acknowledged and market leading high-profile business, spending time on site and in the classroom to gain the optimum knowledge and skills capability required to successfully deliver HVDC Operations and Maintenance.  

 

 

We’re proud to offer a competitive salary of £21,464 per annuum 

 

 

You will also have 26 days’ holiday and access to additional benefits, such as a competitive pension and share save schemes and many other benefit-based opportunities.

What you'll need

 

 

 

5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above/4-9 GCSE including English Language and Mathematics / Science.  

 

 

Valid full UK car driving license or be willing to learn to drive and agree to secure a valid full UK car driving license within 12 months of joining the program.

Not applicable.

About Us

 

 

 

National Grid is at the heart of the energy future, and our people are at the heart of National Grid. We’re 30,000 colleagues strong.  In the UK, National Grid don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

 

 

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition as we focus on building a cleaner, greener future. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

Our values and principles

 

 

 

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.

More Information

 

 

 

This role will close in March 2024, however, we encourage you to apply as early as possible as we will close roles if they are filled earlier than the deadline.    

 

Assessment centres will be held from January – April 2024.  

 

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