Apprentice Site Engineer - Level 4 - Derby- 2023 BALFOUR BEATTY PLC

We've designed our Technical Apprenticeship Scheme to start your journey towards becoming an industry expert. So, expect well-structured training, incredible projects, talented colleagues and loads of hands-on site experience. Working in an engineering team to maintain and repair assets on the electricity network.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Hours and days of work to be confirmed. 40 hours p/w if under 18. 42 hours p/w if over 18.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Apprentice Site Engineer will join a well-established team that offers services across the transmission and distribution spectrum. Operating from Low Voltage (LV) to Extra High Voltage (EHV) cabling, OHL and Substations with a special focus on 132kV to 400kV.

  • Our teams assess scheme feasibility and scope the detailed requirements of a contract before work begins
  • We provide technical engineering solutions to regional, national, and international electricity networks
  • We help deliver a reliable, safe supply of power to millions of homes and businesses internationally. Our experience and expertise cover the whole electricity grid, including overhead lines, cable tunnels and distribution networks
  • Our teams offer a wide range of services, from scoping and feasibility to design, construction and ongoing maintenance.
  • We provide flexible resources and innovations that power some of the world’s most ambitious transmission and distribution projects
  • Support the Site Engineer in the planning, controlling and managing the delivery of your tasks on your project(s) utilising the necessary resource and skills, within the agreed parameters of cost, timescales and quality

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • You will study a level 4 Electrical Power Networks Engineer (HNC equivalent) over 30 months via block release with other site engineers

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • You will be given a career path on joining that will take you through the different roles and experiences you should gain through the apprenticeship
  • Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be able to develop your career further within Balfour Beatty

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent STEM subjects (min 5 GCSEs) and English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent any related subject (Grade - 2 A Levels) Essential

About the employer

Balfour Beatty is the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change people’s lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatic Centre and you’ll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like schools and hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best apprentices to come and join our ever changing business.




West Service Road



DE21 7BG

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Electrical power networks engineer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2023