If you’re a technical ‘problem-solver’ looking to build a career in engineering, then this programme – which includes a Foundation Degree - will help develop your skills through a mix of practical work and academic study. It’s an ideal first step towards a degree, without running up any student debt from university fees.
There has never been a better time to join the power industry. National Grid is investing £16bn through to 2015, delivering major projects that will secure the energy supply for future generations. Beyond that, today’s new recruits will help National Grid define how they meet the considerable energy challenges in the decades to come.
On this programme we ‘grow our own’ engineers, making sure they – and we – have the right skills to look after our gas and electricity transmission networks both now, and well into the future. It’s been developed with Aston University, making sure we get the academic/practical mix just right and will lead to a Foundation Degree in either Electrical Power Engineering or Gas Transmission Engineering.
While you’re studying, you’ll be gaining experience on live projects, so that by the time you finish, you’ll be ready to start work on some of the biggest and most complex engineering challenges you’ll find in any industry. We have opportunities in a variety of different roles, from planning and designing the new networks, constructing and maintaining our gas pipelines and electricity substations and overhead lines, to operating and controlling the gas and electricity in our control rooms. Training varies slightly from person to person but includes induction, study and managed field experience where you’ll spend time out ‘in the field’ observing real-life situations, building up a portfolio of key practical experiences.
To join the Engineer Training Programme you will need one of the following qualifications:
2 A-levels grade A–C (including one in Maths, Physics, or Engineering).
BTEC Certificate Level 3 / Diploma / ONC in Electrical or Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Merit or above) It is essential that the Maths modules should be at Merit or above.
HNC / HND in Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering.
Bachelor’s degree in Maths, Physics, Chemistry or any Engineering discipline.
Once you complete your Foundation Degree (and associated training), you will be a qualified engineer, with the specialist expertise needed to work on our extensive power systems portfolio. Depending on your interests, you could be involved in anything from designing the route of a new overhead line cable or gas pipelines to actually going out on site and fixing a fault on a substation or gas compressor.
Assessment centres are running in March and April so apply now!
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£22,800 + benefits (rising to £30,150 on completion of the programme) MyJobGroup Ltd - 12 months ago