Power Engineering Higher Skills Apprentice- Cambuslang

  • Job Reference: 00040450-1
  • Date Posted: 23 January 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Cambuslang, Lanarkshire
  • Salary: £20,000 to £31,850
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Apprenticeship
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


Power Engineering Higher Skills Apprentice - Energy Networks

Duration 3-Year Programme

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

Salary & Benefits
Year 1 - 
Year 2 - £25,925
Year 3 - £31,850
Plus a competitive pension and a range of flexible benefits.

Applications - Up to 10th March 2024

Start Date - 26th August 2024

Minimum Criteria
2 Highers or A levels at grades A-C (or equivalent), including Maths.


HNC in Electrical Engineering


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.


What you’ll be doing

Working alongside our craft and engineering workforce, you’ll assist them in the operation, maintenance and construction of our network. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in some of our most exciting projects such as new substation builds, transformer upgrades, major connections, large construction (new residential, commercial and industrial builds) and vegetation projects.

Right now, we’re working hard to upgrade our network to make it more efficient and sustainable for our customers, communities and stakeholders as we strive to achieve Net Zero. You’ll be involved in delivering connections and upgrades to the network to support electrification of transport and heat and renewable generation. From Smart Grids to renewables connections, our industry is going through unprecedented levels of innovation and change so there’s never been a better time to join us.

Once you have completed your training you will be required to carry out emergency standby duties therefore it is essential you live in one of our districts or within close proximity to our disctricts. You can find a list of the disctricts we are recruiting for below.

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

What’s in it for you

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

  • Starting salary of £20,000
  • During the programme, you’ll achieve an HNC in Electrical Engineering
  • 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 Project Coordinator, while you build your experience to progress to become a Project Engineer.

What you’ll bring

You’ll need two Highers or A levels at grades A-C (or equivalent), including Maths. We’ll also consider relevant BTEC at Level 3 or National Certificate SCQF Level 6.

Ideally, you’ll also have a driving licence or be working towards it as you’ll need to get to different sites both during and after your training period.

Closing date: 10th March 2024*

*We encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible as we reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.