Overhead Lines Craftsperson Advanced Apprentice - South Gloucestershire NATIONAL GRID PLC

Would you like to work for a company that makes electricity happen for every single person in England and Wales? A company that invests billions in Net Zero and creating a brighter energy future? On this apprenticeship you will be working towards a Level 3 Power Network Craftsperson qualification.

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

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You’ll get 26 days annual leave plus statutory holidays We have a double-matched pension contribution scheme There is the option to buy discounted National Grid shares We will pay for one professional membership subscription

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Advanced Apprentice Overhead Lines Craftsperson you will be tasked to undertake a wide range of duties whilst working at height on OHL Assets including fault investigation, repair, safe and reliable operation and routine inspections. You will be working outside in all weathers to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Electricity Transmission system.

Whilst on programme an Advanced Apprentice Craftsperson can typically expect to:

  • Work in accordance with safe practices and procedures, carry out risk assessments including checking the structures to be climbed and the working conditions while working at height
  • Climb steel towers to install, maintain, test, repair and dismantle overhead line plant and equipment safely at height, solving problems in an organised and practical way
  • Drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to remote job sites
  • Safely operating plant and equipment such as winches, Telehandlers and MEWPs
  • Shadow experienced linesperson to gain new skills and knowledge whilst in the field
  • Gain new skills and knowledge via training at our Nottinghamshire based training centre
  • Working outdoors in a variety of locations
  • Work as an enthusiastic team player to achieve challenging tasks
  • Receive Health and Safety training leading to role specific authorisations
  • Be away from home and work in a variety of zones / geographical area to develop skills

The training you will be getting

Initially you will be at our National Training Centre in Eakring, Nottinghamshire for your Induction period which is around six weeks, then periodically for technical training.

In the first year, you will spend 70% of your time at the Eakring Training Centre with the remaining 30% on site (gathering site-based experience).

Year two will be 50/50 at Eakring and on site and in the third year 70% on site and 30% at Eakring training centre.

You will get a Level 3 Power Network Craftsperson qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After all of this fantastic training and experience, you will want to spend the next few years putting this all into practice and continuing to build on your technical capability acquiring further technical certificates and qualifications.

The Power Network Advanced Apprenticeship is a level 3 programme designed to provide the skills and knowledge to work in the specialist area of expertise within the power network industry and develop apprentices into skilled craftsperson’s within Electricity Transmission. From there your opportunities within National Grid are endless, with a wide range of potential career options.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Initiative, Physical fitness, Reliable, Adaptable, Responsible, Safety


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

Things to consider

You must be able to live away from home; primarily at our Eakring academy in Nottinghamshire. Food and accommodation are provided as standard.

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.





Aztec West, Almondsbury


BS32 4TD



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Training provider


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

Power network craftsperson

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