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Every day, our capable teams face enormous challenges to bring power to life.  They are supported in doing so with great training, a culture where everyone is valued, real career potential, a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

Recruiting the best and brightest is essential to ensuring we maintain and build on our reputation for excellent customer service and network performance.  As a result we continue to value and invest in our trainees and graduates as the future of our business.

Our employees enjoy a supportive culture where they are valued and encouraged and their views are listened to.

The 18 month training programme offers a blend of hands on and office based learning, including spending valuable time within various teams, gaining real insight into how our business works.  You would also benefit from formal courses designed to support your development.

As our industry continues to evolve and innovate, you will be joining us at an exciting time!  We are committed to attracting and investing in talented people who will ensure we continue to deliver on our customer promises.

We currently have an opportunity for a graduate trainee to join WPD, based within the Network Design team at our office in Cardiff. Network Design comprises Primary System Design and Engineering Design and this position will be based in our Engineering Design team during your structured training * 

The Engineering Design Team  prepare  electrical, protection/control, mechanical and civil designs for schemes to construct, extend or modify electricity substations energised at up to 132kV. The team assists network design colleagues with the assessment of substation options and develops selected schemes from a broad engineering brief into a fully specified build package. The team also has responsibility for the preparation, issue and archival of protection relay configurations and settings at up to 132kV

* Please note, whilst we anticipate that the permanent position following your training will be based within Network Design, this is not guaranteed and you may be required to apply for a substantive role elsewhere within the business.

Ideal candidate

Are you an ambitious and committed graduate who has attained (within the last 2 years) or are predicted to attain, a minimum of a 2:1 in Electrical Engineering?

Are you looking to apply your degree to a career in an empowering, supportive culture?  If so you will discover that electricity distribution offers all the career-building challenges you are looking for!

As well as your degree you should also have excellent numerical, problem-solving and all round communication skills along with the capacity to develop your technical knowledge.

You will be asked to complete 3 ability assessments as part of your application.  Please note we do not recommend these are undertaken on a mobile device.

Should you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to undertake the assessments please email

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