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Apprentice Electrical Design Engineer- Level 4 - Leeds- 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

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Our engineers find physical answers to some of the biggest challenges in our industry. This position is to work within the Power Industry, within either the Balfour Beatty Substation or Cabling department which involves the design and build of Substation and cabling assets for the Transmission and Distribution Industry across the UK.  
  • Working with  high and low voltage equipment (400V up to 400kV) 
  • Managing power generation, transmission and distribution projects 
  • Designing systems and products which may include substation or cabling design 
  • Working with renewable energy sources 
  • Carrying out feasibility studies for new technical developments 
  • Drawing up project plans, making models, prototypes and circuit diagrams  
  • Budgeting  
  • Estimating timescales  
  • Overseeing the work of technicians, designers and CAD  
  • Factory Acceptance Testing of designs and systems 
  • Making sure projects meet safety regulations  
  • Liaising with clients  
  • Managing programmes  
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary project team, which is likely to include engineers from other specialist areas  

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

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) 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.




2100 Century Way, Thorpe Park


LS15 8ZB

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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