Hunt for the next generation of engineers in South Yorkshire

Northern Powergrid's network comprises more than 61,000 substations, 29,000 km of overhead line and 62,000 km of underground cable, covering an area of more than 25,000 sq km.
Northern Powergrid's network comprises more than 61,000 substations, 29,000 km of overhead line and 62,000 km of underground cable, covering an area of more than 25,000 sq km.

A major energy provider is appealing for 30 new engineers to join the company’s expanding workforce.

Northern Powergrid is looking for recruits to join it’s graduate and technical staff trainee engineer programme and trainee engineer (foundation degree) programme.

These new places are part of a wider recruitment drive over the next eight years which will see more than 800 people start a new career in the region’s energy industry.

Lindi Hutchinson, the firm’s director of human resources, said: “Over the next eight years we will be delivering a £3 billion investment programme to improve the quality and reliability of the region’s electricity network. We want to attract a new generation of engineers to be part of this important journey.”

The two-year graduate and technical staff trainee engineer programme offers those with a degree in engineering or equivalent qualification further training to help progress their career.

Graduates spend 18 months learning about all the engineering opportunities in an electricity distribution company, from operations to design and asset management, before completing an extended placement in their chosen specialism.

The trainee engineer (foundation degree) programme is a three-year tailored programme which starts with a Northern Powergrid-funded two-year degree in electrical power engineering. The third year is spent as a trainee engineer gaining a broad range of experience through placements across Northern Powergrid’s business as well as completing formal courses.

Interested candidates should visit www.northernpowergrid.com/careers. Applications close on May 19.