Power industry distribution cable jointer apprenticeship

Connect new supplies, divert and make alterations to existing supplies, and locate and repair faults on the underground power distribution network.

During a power industry distribution cable jointer apprenticeship, you’ll get hands-on with the electricity distribution network that powers homes and businesses. This highly technical role will get you acquainted with both low voltage and high voltage networks of up to 11,000 volts. You’ll work for power network owners, operators, and contractors and be regulated by Ofgem. Day-to-day, you’ll connect new supplies, divert and make changes to existing supplies, and locate and repair faults. You’ll receive safety documents and organise teams of workers called ‘working parties’. You’ll also learn all about monitoring working conditions to keep everyone and the environment safe. During the power industry distribution cable jointer apprenticeship, you might work across multiple sites, so some apprenticeships require you to have a driving license. The power industry distribution cable jointer apprenticeship might require you to work at height or in confined spaces, and as you’ll be working on underground cabling you’ll mostly work outdoors. You’ll often need to work shift patterns and occasionally be on standby.  

 

Duration: 30 months 

Relevant school subjects: Engineering, Science 

Entry requirements for the power industry distribution cable jointer apprenticeship: Varies by employer, but typically GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above or an equivalent qualification in mathematics, engineering, or physics. 

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels 

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk 



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