Power sector apprenticeship

Power sector apprenticeship

The Power Sector apprenticeship focuses on the installation and maintenance of plant and equipment associated with electricity distribution, transmission and generation.

The massive network of power stations across the country and the national transmission network (the electricity pylons and utility poles) keep electricity flowing into our houses.

This apprenticeship covers three main areas of the power sector: generation (power stations), transmission (the national transmission network), and distribution (taking the electricity from the transmission network to the customer’s property).

As an apprentice on the generation pathway of the Advanced Level apprenticeship, you’d learn how to operate and maintain the equipment that produces electricity in power stations. You could be diagnosing and repairing faults on machinery, testing equipment and handling the materials that the plant uses to generate electricity.

In the distribution and transmission pathways, you would be installing and maintaining the network that supplies electricity to homes and businesses. This work can involve many tasks, like joining and repairing cables, maintaining substations, and building or repairing power lines.

All areas of this apprenticeship focus on the installation and maintenance of plant and equipment associated with electricity distribution, transmission and generation. Health and safety plays a major role in all areas of training.

The sector faces many exciting changes as it must come up with new ways to generate electricity – with this apprenticeship you could be part of it.

Level:

Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary (once qualified):

the sector average is £20,000

Job roles:

Jointer, Electrical fitter, Overhead linesperson

Issuing Authority:

Energy & Utility Skills – www.euskills.co.uk