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National Grid Apprenticeships: All you need to know

National Grid Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for school leavers to kick-start their career in the energy industry. Do you want to shape the future of energy for generations next to come? A National Grid Apprenticeship will provide you with highly sought skills, credible qualifications and industry specific experience so you can have a long and fulfilling career in energy.

About National Grid

Whether it’s’ playing on your Xbox or straightening your hair or even making a cup of tea, that’s all down to National Grid supplying energy to our homes, businesses, schools and even hospitals. With the future of energy changing, National Grid needs to be able to adapt to the changes and they are currently on the lookout for people like you to help them.

National Grid Apprenticeships

What do National Grid Apprenticeships involve?

National Grid Apprenticeships are a credible alternative to university, you’ll gain the opportunity to earn whilst you learn through a combination of on the job training and off the job study. National Grid offer two different levels of Apprenticeships, Advanced and Higher.

An Advanced Apprenticeship includes the following roles:

Substations – You’ll be the one taking care of National Grids electricity substation ensuring electricity to millions of people homes, streets and businesses.

Gas Operations – Gas operation Apprenticeships involve the maintenance of pipelines, gas turbines and compressors to ensure that operations at National Grid are safe, reliable and secure.

Liquefied Natural Gas – This Apprenticeship will involve carrying out site inspections and maintaining sites to ensure operations run as effectively and smooth as possible.

Higher Apprenticeships at National Grid include the following roles:

Cyber Security –  Through this Apprenticeship you’ll keep National Grids cyber networks safe from threats and risks.

Commercial and Contracts – This Apprenticeship will involve implementing and developing contract plans and managing contracts.

Project Controls (Management) – As a project controls apprentice you’ll be involved with cost management, schedule planning and problem solving to ensure projects are done safe and efficiently from start to finish.

Power System Engineering (System Operator) – This is a crucial role to managing the National Grid electricity transmission network providing electricity to millions.

Transmission Network Control Systems – Be prepared to be at hand night or day. If an emergency occurs, you’ll be the one who attends to save the day.

Electricity Network Management – This role will involve planning and prioritising to make the construction and maintenance of electricity systems efficient.

Substations – As a substation apprentice, you’ll monitor the integrated control system and maintain it to ensure everything is operating as it should.

What are National Grid looking for?

Are you the type of person who grabs an opportunity with both hands? Are you motivated and driven? Want to develop your skills? Then you could be the perfect match. For an Advanced Apprenticeship you’ll need to be qualified up to GCSE level. For the Higher Apprenticeship you’ll need A-Levels or equivalent.

Applying for National Grid Apprenticeships

National Grid Apprenticeships are an excellent starting place for school leavers and will allow you to explore a wide range of opportunities plus once you’ve finished your Apprenticeship you’ll get the chance to take up a job will National Grid. 

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