Northern Powergrid is powering a new generation of engineers to light up the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire and deliver future investment and innovation to improve the region’s power network.

The company, which is responsible for the network that keeps the lights on for 3.9 million homes and businesses, is looking for up to 23 people who are ready to light up their career by joining Northern Powergrid’s 2019 Graduate and Tech-nical Staff Trainee Engineer Programme and Trainee Engineer (Foundation Degree) Programme.

The opportunities come as part of the electricity distributor’s on-going commitment to attract and retain a skilled, diverse workforce to help deliver its £3 billion, eight year (2015-23) investment programme. The recruitment also demonstrates Northern Powergrid’s commitment to supporting the national ‘Energy and Utilities Workforce Renewal and Skills Strategy’ to encourage more people to consider a career in the energy industry.

The Trainee Engineer (Foundation Degree) Programme is a three-year tailored programme, which includes a Northern Powergrid-funded foundation Degree in Electrical Power Engineering, undertaken during the first two years. In addition, the trainee engineer will gain a broad range of experience through placements across Northern Powergrid’s business, as well as completing formal courses.

The two-year Graduate and Technical Staff Trainee Engineer Programme offers those with a degree in engineering, or a HNC/HND or equivalent in electrical engineering backed up with an industry based background, training and development to help progress their career. These trainees spend 18 months learning about all engineering activities in an electricity distribution business, 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.

Applications are now open and interested candidates can find out more about entry requirements, the selection process and how to complete an online application form at

Applications close on

2nd April 2019.