Technical Engineering Apprentice DRAX POWER LIMITED

Fancy working on the UK's largest power station while you train as an engineering Apprentice? Join us on our four-year Technical Engineering Apprenticeship where you will qualify as a level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician upon completion. Apply today to find out more!

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

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will substantially increase upon successful completion of each year of the apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, shifts, may work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

So, what’ll you be doing? Over the four years you’ll split your time between learning on site at the Drax Power station and at our training providers learning hub. 

The tasks you will be doing will include:

  • Attending and contributing to pre work safety kick off meetings
  • Working as part of a working party
  • Carrying out maintenance and repair work on plant items
  • Following safety documents (Risk Assessments / Method Statements / Company Procedures)
  • Following procedures for reinstating plant areas after work (clean-up / remove temporary barriers / replace guards etc.)
  • Assisting with record keeping (Job card close out / handovers)
  • Identifying suitable jobs for NVQ completion
  • Collecting supporting evidence for NVQ work reports 

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

Ultimately, you’ll be learning to be responsible and accountable for the plant, and its equipment and systems. But that’s not all, you’ll also be learning to solve problems safely, logically, quickly, and confidently.

At the end of your 4 years you’ll come out with a level 3 apprenticeship in Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) together with a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering (as a minimum).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After the apprenticeship, you may get the opportunity to progress to a HNC and HND in Engineering, dependent upon your performance and career path. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and Science + 1 more (Grade 5 or above) Essential

Things to consider

If you are due to take your GCSE's this year, evidence of predicted grades will be sufficient.

About the employer

Drax is enabling a zero carbon, lower cost energy future. We’re one of the largest energy generators in the UK, we operate a generation portfolio of sustainable biomass, hydro-electric and pumped hydro storage assets across four sites in England and Scotland.




Drax Power Station


North Yorkshire



Charlotte Jacovou

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Initial stage involves online application, followed by testing and interview process. Contact Careeers@drax for our Top Tips document to help .you complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Mar 2023