Power firm is on hunt for 30 new workers in North East

Northern Powergrid is recruiting new engineers.

Northern Powergrid is recruiting new engineers.

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Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for supplying power to 3.9 million homes and businesses across the region, is recruiting a new generation of engineers.

The electricity distribution company is looking for up to 30 people to join its 2017 graduate and technical staff trainee engineer programme and trainee engineer (foundation degree) programme.

The vacancies form part of the company’s ongoing commitment to recruit, train and develop the people needed to deliver its £3billion, eight-year investment programme, which started in 2015.

The trainee engineer programme is a three-year tailored programme which includes a Northern Powergrid-funded foundation degree in electrical power engineering.

People on the trainee engineer prgramme will gain a broad range of experience through placements across the business as well as completing formal courses.

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

The programme ensures that they are fully trained to take up a suitable role within Northern Powergrid on completion of their programme.

Karen Weatherburn, director of human resources at Northern Powergrid, said: “As part of our eight-year business plan we’re delivering a £3billion investment programme to manage and improve the region’s power network, keeping the electricity flowing.

“We want to train a new generation of engineers to be part of this exciting and important journey for our business and our customers.

“They will strengthen our existing team of professional engineers and help ensure we continue to have a workforce ready to deliver now and in the future.”

Interested candidates should visit www.northernpowergrid.com/careers to find out more or to complete an online application form.

Applications close on 24 March 2017.