Power System Engineer (Warwick), Higher Apprentice , ESO National Grid ESO

As an Apprentice Power System Engineer, you will join the Strategic Energy Planning team and Engineering Solutions team in Warwick, contributing to developing the future energy system and connecting our customers into our system.

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

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £28,332.00

    26 days annual leave plus 8 days bank holiday Pension and flexible benefits Hybrid working dependent upon business requirement

  • Working week

    Mon to Friday 7.5 working hours per day typically between 8am – 6pm but to be decided locally

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000223072

  • Positions

    15 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Apprentice Power System Engineer, you will join the Strategic Energy Planning team and Engineering Solutions team in Warwick, contributing to developing the future energy system and connecting our customers into our system.  Depending on the requirements of the team you are working alongside, opportunities may include creating, developing and informing our understanding of future challenges, looking at potential solutions in technical, economic and market fronts.  

Key tasks: 

  • analyze future system operational issue under zero carbon operation
  • developing a whole energy system development plan, including both onshore and offshore network
  • maintain and develop network analysis models and tools
  • assess customer connection application and provide connection solution and compliance guidance   

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will join relevant team working with external stakeholders such as Transmission Owner, Distribution Network Operators, Generators, and wider industry players. 

The training you will be getting

You will be placed into a team within the Strategic Energy Planning team and Engineering Solutions team in which you will learn from experts around you and be allocated tasks as you grow in knowledge and confidence.


During your 2 year programme you will study on site at Loughborough College via block learning. Each year comprises of 2 semesters and there are 16 weeks of block learning per year. This means that from Sept – May in year 1 and year 2, you will attend Loughborough College for blocks of up to 3 days with your group of trainees, typically Mon – Wednesday. We will cover your travel and hotel expenses.  

At the end of the 2 year programme of learning to deliver the EPNE (Electrical Power Network Engineer) competencies, you will undertake a 3 part assessment which will complete your course.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be appointed into team within Strategic Energy Planning team and Engineering Solutions, in a Level 6 power system engineering role working with external stakeholders such as Transmission Owner, Distribution Network Operators, Generators, and wider industry players.

For those who wish to continue their studies, we have educational support schemes in which you would join Year 2 of a BSc in Engineering.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSES (or equivalent) incl. Maths and English (Grade 4 and above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 A-Levels in Maths and a Science (Grade A* - C) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Level 3 engineering qualification (Grade Merit or Distinction) Desired

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 ESO

Address

National Grid ESO

Faraday House

Warwick Technology Park

CV34 6DA

Contact

box.ukapprentices@nationalgrid.com

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Training

Training provider

LOUGHBOROUGH 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

Electrical power networks engineer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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