Apprentice High Voltage Field Engineer (Power) NG BAILEY GROUP LIMITED

An Apprentice High Voltage Field Engineer (Level 3) is required. Join Freedom and be part of the next generation of people who design, connect, build, maintain and renew electricity infrastructure. Here you will work with teams installing and constructing electrical power distribution and transmission systems from 400V to 132kV in a manner that delivers safe, high workmanship quality and fit for purpose networks. Duties include: diagnosing and rectify faults on a range of circuits and equipment.

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

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, shifts, may work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

·The installation of ground mounted and structure mounted power system components including cable systems, switchgear, transformers, busbars, relay panels and associated equipment in substations operating at up to 132kV.

  • Read and understand engineering drawings, wiring and circuit diagrams.
  • Inspect and test electrical installations between 240V and 415V.
  • Diagnose and rectify faults on a range of circuits and equipment.
  • Use small hand tools such as and including, screwdrivers, pliers, grips, hammers, saws, etc.
  • Operate electrical 110v and battery powered tools such as SDS drills, combi drills, impact drivers, disc grinders etc.
  • Install cable tray containment, racking systems required multicores, HV cables including installation of cantilever un-strut brackets. 
  • Installation of multicore cables on prepared cable trays and in cable troughs within substation compounds, including relay rooms and the glanding & termination of such cables, wiring of electrical relay panels, battery chargers, outdoor plant etc.

The training you will be getting

  • Train at one of the top performing colleges or training providers in the country.
  • Power craftsperson Level 3 Standard.
  • You will attend college on block release in Manchester.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You will become a qualified high voltage maintenance engineer. 
  • Possible progression to a level 4 qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Keen to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Other (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Other (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent STEM (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

•Work indoors, outdoors, and occasionally at height. •Be prepared for early starts and travel away from home when necessary. •Develop great working relationships with some of the industry’s most talented people. •Have a strong support network giving you the chance to build your confidence and use your initiative. •Have normal colour vision.

About the employer

NG Bailey is the UK's leading independent engineering and services business. Our vision is ‘to be the best – creating exceptional environments for present and future generations’. We work across a variety of sectors within the building and infrastructure industry, and our innovative, responsible and forward-thinking approach allows us to work on fantastic ground-breaking projects. Our company has two divisions, Engineering and Services, which together we bring buildings and infrastructure to life.




NG Bailey

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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: 28 Mar 2024