Electrical Technician - HVDC Interconnector Advanced Apprentice (Ashford - Kent) NATIONAL GRID PLC

The role is instrumental in the effective delivery and reporting of maintenance on our critical assets, as well as working closely with suppliers and third parties to ensure planned and unplanned works are delivered safely and efficiently.

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

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £21,464.00

    You will also have 26 days’ holiday and access to additional benefits, such as a competitive pension and share save schemes and many other benefit-based opportunities.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:00 and Friday, 08:00 - 15:30

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000222836

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Our technicians are part of the Operations & Maintenance Team for NGV Interconnectors, supporting the physical operation of Interconnectors around the UK.

The role is instrumental in:

  • Effective delivery and reporting of maintenance on our critical assets
  • You will work closely with suppliers and third parties to ensure planned and unplanned works are delivered safely and efficiently
  • You will have the opportunity to work on globally acknowledged and market leading high-profile business, spending time on site and in the classroom to gain the optimum knowledge and skills capability required to successfully deliver HVDC Operations and Maintenance

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard:

Year 1:

  • Term-time at College (Grantham), outside of term-time onsite training at an Interconnector site or with one of our external training providers. 
     
    Year 2 and 3:
  • One week per month at College (Grantham), remainder onsite training at an Interconnector site or with one of our external training providers. 
     
    The Apprenticeship requires extensive travel in the UK and overnight accommodation.  Accommodation and travel are managed and booked by NGV and there is an expenses policy in place to cover meals and sundry costs. 
     

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • At the end of your apprenticeship we aim to fill vacancies within our organisation
  • A role you will be able to obtain upon completing this apprenticeship is as a HVDC Substation Technician

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Reliable, Adaptable, Responsible, Safety

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSES (or equivalent) incl. Maths and English (Grade 4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

The opportunity to work on globally acknowledged and market leading high-profile business, spending time on site and in the classroom to gain the optimum knowledge and skills capability required to successfully deliver HVDC Operations and Maintenance.

About the employer

National Grid is at the heart of the energy future, and our people are at the heart of National Grid. We’re 30,000 colleagues strong.  In the UK, National Grid don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt. The world of energy is changing beyond recognition as we focus on building a cleaner, greener future. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

Employer

NATIONAL GRID PLC

Address

Bankside

Stowting

Ashford

TN25 6AX

Contact

box.ukapprentices@nationalgrid.com

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Training

Training provider

GRANTHAM COLLEGE

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Mar 2024