Overhead Line Worker Apprentice - Various Locations

 £12,699 per annum
Closing date: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 00:00

Apprentice roles available in : Barrow, Blackburn, Carlisle, Oldham, Walkden, Workington/Penrith 

Electricity North West is a major employer. We're champions of the North West and we're proud that it's our network that connects communities and helps keep the electricity switched on every minute of the day. Doing this is no mean feat and requires us to be adaptable in all that we do.

Electricity North West needs ambitious people like you to help us deliver an exceptional service to our customers across the North West and help us create a brighter, more sustainable future.

You'll earn as you learn on our Overhead Line Worker Apprenticeship programme, which is aimed at providing you with the knowledge and technical skills needed for the role and creating our crafts people of the future.

Overhead Line Workers are responsible for building, maintaining and repairing overhead lines on wooden poles or steel towers, a critical service that our customers depend on. You'll need a head for heights and be comfortable working outdoors in all weathers.

Dependant on your base location you will gain the opportunity to work in diverse locations from urban Manchester to rural Cumbria.

Over a three year apprenticeship programme, we'll give you the opportunity to experience what it's really like to be an Overhead Line Worker. You'll receive technical skills training, get hands-on experience, and have the opportunity to study for a Level 3 Power Network Craftsperson Apprenticeship. If you want to steer your future in the right direction and make a positive impact on the world around you, apply for our Apprenticeship programme today.

What's in it for you?

  • A starting salary of  £12,699.44 per annum rising to circa  £25,500.00 upon successful completion of your apprenticeship
  • Fully funded sponsorship to study for a Level 3 Power Network Craftsperson Apprenticeship
  • Annual leave starting at 26 days per year
  • Membership of a defined contribution pension scheme offering an employer contribution of up to 14%
  • Occupational health benefits including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • A range of optional flexible benefits
  • A professional mentor to support your development

Working within electricity distribution has never been so exciting. Electricity North West is going through significant periods of change with new technologies emerging and being developed. Our Overhead Line Worker Apprenticeship will provide you with a spring board to an exciting career within the power sector. 

What are we looking for?

  • A minimum of five GCSE's at 4 - 9 or A* - C (this must include Maths, English and a Science subject),
  • Self-motivated team players with excellent attention to detail
  • An interest in driving forward your own career development
  • Excellent communication skills, with a strong customer focus


You will also need to demonstrate an understanding of the following behavioural competencies:

Problem solving
Working in Teams
Using Initiative
Working Independently

Appointments to our Overhead Line Worker Apprentice programme will be under a 3 year training contract. 

Your age doesn't matter; we welcome applications from all candidates who meet the minimum criteria. We're particularly keen to receive applications from women and candidates from minority ethnic groups. Offers will be made entirely on merit.

For full information on the selection process and timescales click here. Got any questions? Click here to read our frequently asked questions.

The closing date for the submission of an application is Monday 2 April 2018. We would encourage you to make an early application as we reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

As part of the Recruitment & Selection process Electricity North West carries out pre-employment screening to aid in the assessment and overall suitability of an individual to perform a role. If offered a conditional offer of employment you will be required to provide us with additional information to allow us to perform checks in line with our policy.

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