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Electricity North West is recruiting apprentices – including in Preston

Posted on - 28th January, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, News
Being an engineer can be a high-flying job
Being an engineer can be a high-flying job

Keeping the lights on across Preston and Lancashire can be a tricky job at times of bad weather – and there’s a chance to play an important role for the region’s power network operator.

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Electricity North West has 37 apprentice roles up for grabs.

It offers a two and three year programme for those leaving school, college or seeking a new career.

Apprentices learn how to deal with overhead power lines, substations, underground electricity cables, cyber intrusion and vehicle mechanics.

Customer and corporate services directory Helen Sweeney said: “The North West is a vibrant, exciting place to live and work with incredible people and businesses and a reputation for innovation and growth.

“We’re very proud that it’s our network that powers the success of the whole region, from the office blocks of Manchester to the farms and village tea rooms of Cumbria, delivering an essential service and keeping the lights on for five million people.

“To support us delivering this service we are looking for people from across the North West who share that pride and enthusiasm.”

Read more: BAE Systems to recruit apprentices for Samlesbury and Warton

An apprentice already on the scheme is 20-year-old Muhammad Patel, 20, from Preston.

Muhammad Patel
Muhammad Patel

He said: “I have always believed experience is key in any industry and experience leads to knowledge and knowledge leads to success.

“I would most definitely recommend the apprentice route for those who are yet to decide their career route as it’s a great opportunity.”

Read more: BAE Systems unveils huge new academy at Samlesbury

Deadline for applying for craft apprenticeships is Sunday 29 January and the higher level programme deadline is 31 March. You can apply via the Electricity North West website.

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