Power

A career in the power industry will place you at the heart of the most important large-scale work in the UK. It takes all kinds of talented people and a substantial workforce to deliver power for millions of people and plan for the country’s future energy challenges.

The power industry is pioneering new and innovative technology

You could restore power and give electricity back to vulnerable people

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The industry

Electricity is generated at power stations, which are connected to national and regional transmission networks. These networks carry the electricity over long distances at high voltages. The distribution network then takes it into homes and businesses. The transmission system is run by National Grid, which ensures supply meets demand on a second-by-second basis.

Customers can choose their electricity provider. This means power is a highly competitive market. Suppliers buy power in the wholesale market and sell it on to customers.

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Once trained, the demand for your skills will be high 

There’s an extraordinary variety of roles available

Just some of the jobs available include:

  • Cable Jointer: Connects up underground distribution cables and works with fault engineers to ensure the power supply is constant for customers
  • Overhead Linesperson: Works on maintaining overhead lines and repairing them if a fault occurs on the network
  • Senior Authorised Person (SAP): Generally works switching on the high voltage network co-ordinating with control room engineers
  • Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installer: Installs gas and electricity smart meters into domestic and commercial properties. Advises customers how to use the equipment and offers energy advice

Next steps…

A career in power has a lot to offer. You can find out more at www.thinkpowersector.co.uk.

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