Higher Apprentice Network Engineer

National Grid Plc
Primrose Cottage, Bearwood Road, Sindlesham, Wokingham, RG41 5BT
£24,533.00 annually
17 Dec 2020
24 Feb 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
This apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to join our Network team who are responsible for the operation and overall availability of our network technology which is used to manage and control gas and electricity flows across England and Wales. This infrastructure includes the Operational Telecommunications (Optel) Network/satellite telemetry services which underpin the operation of our electricity substations, gas sites and control centres.

You'll get real experience including:

Dealing with incidents, liaising with stakeholders, carrying out investigations and implementing corrective actions.
Managing the performance of our suppliers to make sure that they deliver value for money and keep to the high safety and security standards that we need.
Providing advice on optel requirements to the teams who manage our construction projects
Reviewing the health of the assets used in our network and making sure that we have plans and funds in place to refresh the equipment.
Meanwhile, we will provide you with the training you need to achieve a Level 4 Qualification in Network Engineering.

We're proud to offer a competitive salary of £24,533

This opportunity will be based in Wokingham

The closing date will be Sunday 15th March 2021, we advise all candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.

Click here to read the full job description, what'll you do on programme and what further benefits you will receive.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

There's a lot you can learn by going to universitybut it doesn't need to be full-time. If you know what career direction you want to take, why not start a career whilst also studying at university or college, debt-free, and getting experience under your belt.

If you've completed, or nearly completed, your A-levels/BTEC Level 3 or HNC/HND for example,one ofHigher or Degree Apprenticeship Programmes could be the option for you. Through a combination of formal studying and learning how to put what you've learnt into practice, you canset your career on the right track.

Personal qualities

We're looking for fresh talent and innovative thinking. If you're passionate about the future of energy and excited by the prospect of working as part of a dynamic, inspiring team then you could be right for National Grid.

Desired qualifications

As a Higher Apprentice, we'll help you develop your skills through a combination of practical work and academic study, all the while providing you with the passion, skills and knowledge you need to power all our futures.

You will need to have a GCSE in English Language AND in maths at Grade C or above (or equivalent) along with one of the following:

2 A levels / A2: Grades A* - C (1 must be in either maths, Physics, Chemistry or Computing); or BTEC National Certificate OR Diploma Level 3 in IT, Computing, IT Systems and Development, IT (Software Development), IT (Business), ICT Systems and Principles, Computing (Software Engineering Stream) at Grade Merit or Distinction; or
HNC/HND in IT, Computing, IT Systems and Development, IT (Software Development), IT (Business), ICT Systems and Principles, Computing (Software Engineering Stream) at Grade Merit or Distinction; or Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Computing.

Future prospects

A Higher or Degree Apprenticeship Programme with National Grid is the perfect way to get your career off to a flying start. Once you've completed your training, you'll havethe opportunity to put what you've learnt into practice while building your skills and working towards certificates and qualifications. Whatever role you choose, the opportunities really are endless.

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