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Joining us as a Planning & Design Trainee, you will learn all about designing, costing and quoting projects for new electricity supplies and the replacement / diversion and reinforcement of existing electricity network assets.  You will take part in detailed technical discussions with customers, architects, public authorities and landowners both over the phone and in person during site visits.

In your first two years, you will also benefit from formal training that includes vocational and academic courses. This is complemented by on-the-job, managed experience where you can put your new skills into practice.

You will become integral to a company offering many benefits and a supportive working environment.  We are committed to investing in the latest technologies and working methods to improve service to customers.

Working for Western Power Distribution means working in an empowering and supportive culture with lots of career potential as our industry continues to evolve and innovate.

On successful completion of the scheme (if not already achieved), you will hold a foundation degree in Electrical Engineering, and be a capable Network Planner with the skills essential to making robust decisions and successfully delivering essential works.

You will study for the foundation degree at Aston University and so you will be required to undertake placements in Birmingham for up to 2 weeks at a time during the first 2 years.  Accommodation and travel costs will be provided.


Ideal candidate

You must hold or be predicted to achieve:

A’ Levels in Maths (Grade A*-C) and Physics (Grade A* - D)
HNC/HND or degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
Degree in Maths or Physics

We are looking for candidates who are personable, approachable and have a solid understanding of engineering and financial matters.

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We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should sufficient numbers of suitable applications be received. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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