Power industry substation fitter apprenticeship

Construct or maintain power industry substations

You’ll be a vital part of the power industry as a power industry substation fitter apprentice, working with owners, operators, or contractors. During the power industry substation fitter apprenticeship, you’ll maintain substations, crucial for electrical transmission, ensuring voltage regulation and smooth power flow. You’ll specialise in either distribution or transmission maintenance, and both choices are regulated by Ofgem. You’ll inspect equipment, oversee safety, and keep records. If you specialise in distribution work, you’ll work on electrical switching, while transmission will include testing protection systems. Collaborating with stakeholders like project managers and engineers, you’ll ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations. Upholding professionalism and safety standards will be paramount. You will often work at heights and in confined spaces. You may need driving licenses and be on standby duty.  You may also see this under different titles, like craftsperson substation fitter apprenticeship or high voltage maintenance fitter apprenticeship. 


Duration: 30 months 

Relevant school subjects: Science, Maths, DT 

Entry requirements for the power industry substation fitter apprenticeship: Varies by employer, but typically 5 GCSEs including Science, English, and Maths. 

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

Potential salary upon completion: £32,000 

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