As an Advanced Apprentice Substation Craftsperson, you would carry out maintenance, repair and monitoring of high voltage substation equipment, under the supervision of a specified team. Ensuring that National Grid can meet its requirements for safety, efficiency and reliability.
As an apprentice you could find yourself working on overhead lines or underground cables, and in electrical substations, where switchgear controls the voltage levels and the protection of the network.
Whichever area you work in you will learn to carry out risk assessments, diagnose faults and make repairs, using electrical theories and your technical knowledge to maintain the integrity of the network. You may be required to drive vehicles equipped with tools and material s to job sites, and apply your mechanical knowledge to operate equipment such as elevated platforms, winches, ground-breakers and tensioning devices.
This role is physically demanding and you will need to have a head for heights as well as a good level of physical fitness. You should be prepared to work outside, by day or night, in all weather conditions, either alone or as part of a team.
The power industry demands very high standards of safety so you will need to take a disciplined and responsible approach to your work, follow instructions and comply with stringent safety rules, policies and procedures.
Whilst on programme, Apprentices can typically expect to;
You must have or are predicted to gain Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language & Maths PLUS one of the following:
3 other GCSE’s - must be in IT, Technical Drawing, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science, English Literature, Geography or History (Grade C or above)
Engineering diploma/qualification i.e. BTEC (Pass or above)
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The Power Network Craftsperson Advanced Apprenticeship is a level 3 programme that has been designed to provide Apprentices with the skills and knowledge, to work in the specialist area of expertise, within the power industry and to develop Apprentices into skilled craftsperson within Electricity Transmission Owner (ETO). Apprentices will liaise with other departments such as planning and go to other zones/geographical areas to develop their skills.