Power network craftsperson
Constructing, maintaining and repairing the UK's electrical power network, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the country.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 30 months
- Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
Warning The funding band maximum for this apprenticeship will change to £26,000 from 04 March 2019More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have at least 3 GCSEs at grades A to C (or equivalent), including maths, English and a science.
- What apprentices will learn
- electrical testing and how to respond to the results of tests
- electrical theories applicable to building and maintaining electrical power networks
- electrical/mechanical principles and their use in work processes
- using maths calculations in power engineering
- legislation and regulation
- using specialist tools and equipment
- other skills related to 1 of the following specialisms: overhead lines, underground cables, substation fitting
Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).
- Professional registration
Successful apprentices will be able to register as an engineering technician (Eng Tech) with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
- End Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.