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Meet Alex

Read Alex's interview to see what he thinks about working with us at Western Power Distribution.

WPD’s commitment to learning, evident in having their own training facilities in Taunton and Tipton. The training facilities would provide unparalleled opportunities for me to further my capabilities in the future. 

Job security being at the leading edge of electricity distribution in the UK.

As an apprentice who’s currently in their development role I am required to attend various training courses in Taunton to further extend my knowledge and put it into practise on the job. My day to day job varies from carrying out maintenance on different types of apparatus, landing and installing newly built plant and substation inspections. I am currently awaiting courses to enable me to carry out LV switching/linking and also to sync on generators to maintain the customers supply.

Job security and working in a friendly environment.

A collective workplace where as employees we spend time discussing issues in an attempt to come to a consensus. The main focus is on the goal, not the individual achievement but above all safety is priority.

Being a reliable, hard working, honest and versatile person who enjoys working collaboratively or independently and is receptive to new procedures and ideas. Valuing the importance of forming positive relationships within the workplace and respect fellow colleagues opinions.

The learning and development is second to none with training facilities in Taunton and Tipton that mirror the jobs that are required in real life situations which enable you to gain adequate experience and confidence on the job. The opportunities to progress are also outstanding which are complimented with the employees willingness to progress.

Passing my trade test 2 which has allowed me to enter my craft development role to further develop my skills.

Managing my time correctly regarding my technical apprenticeship record paper work with on the job learning and studying for city and guilds. I overcome this by being organized and staying on top of my work load.

Do your research and if you want to work in a friendly and demanding environment with plenty of opportunities to progress then go for it.