Power operator looking to take on 89 new apprentices

January 30 2017

THE operator that provides electricity to homes and businesses in South Gloucestershire is looking to recruit new apprentices.

THE operator that provides electricity to homes and businesses in South Gloucestershire is looking to recruit new apprentices.

Western Power Distribution (WPD) said it wanted to take on 89 craft apprentices in 2017.

WPD owns and operates the electricity distribution network not only in South Gloucestershire but also throughout the South West, the Midlands and South Wales.

It said its apprenticeships took between two and three years to complete in order to reach the role of qualified craftsman or woman.

Theresa McConville, WPD’s engineering training manager, said: “Our apprentices have the opportunity to work towards an industry-specific qualification while gaining hands-on experience at a local depot.”

Once qualified, they could work on either overhead lines, the underground cable network or in substations maintaining equipment.

  Applications can be made online through the WPD website, with a deadline of February 10.