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Trainee Planners

Designing the network, our Planners work closely with our Engineers to efficiently and effectively carry out construction, reinforcement, alteration and replacement of our equipment. They’re also trusted by our customers to ensure that we are providing excellent levels of service. Having detailed technical discussions with customers, architects, public authorities and landowners together with a sound and pragmatic appreciation of complex engineering problems.

Training to become a Network Planner, on our Planning & Design Trainee Higher Apprenticeship, takes two – three years and involves being hands on and taking responsibility for the design, costing and quoting of projects such as new electricity supplies and the replacement/diversion/reinforcement of existing electricity network assets.

Throughout, you’ll be assessed regularly in stages, only moving on to the next once the current stage has been successfully completed. You’ll also be supported to achieve a higher level qualification through Aston University.

If you’re committed to building your career by serving our communities and share our energy and focus – join us today! You’ll find by training with National Grid Electricity Distribution you will have a competitive rewards package and excellent career prospects.

Qualifications required:

In addition to the below qualifications you are required to hold a GCSE in English and Maths (Grade A-B).

Our minimum entry criteria require the following qualifications (held or predicted):

  • A Levels in Maths (Grade A*-C) AND a science (Grade A*-C) OR
  • HNC/HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering OR
  • Degree in Maths, Physics, Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering.

If your qualifications are predicted, you must receive your confirmed results prior to the commencement of the scheme. Whatever qualifications you hold, we will need to see evidence of them for you to be considered.

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