Western Power Distribution launches 2018 Craft Apprentice Program
Patrick Moreve, WPD apprentice, learns skills required to become a transformer and substation fitter.
Patrick Moreve, WPD apprentice, learns skills required to become a transformer and substation fitter.

Western Power Distribution has launched its 2018 Craft Apprenticeship program and is looking for talented and highly motivated individuals to join their workforce.

“Our people are at the heart of our business success,” says Phil Swift, WPD Operations Director, “and our apprentices of today will be our skilled staff of tomorrow – safely delivering outstanding levels of customer service and operational performance for our customers.”

With the business operating 24/7, 365 days a year, WPD is committed to providing the most high-quality training and guidance, to help each individual excel in their role and succeed in a long-term career within the company.

The Craft Apprenticeship Program is aimed at recruiting enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to operate in three main roles: working on overhead lines, as jointers on the underground cable network and as fitters working on switches and transformers in substations.

The core training for these positions can take anywhere between 18 months and two years to complete, over which time the apprentices will have gained extensive hands-on experience, and also achieved the City & Guilds 2339 Level 2 qualification in Electrical Engineering. This highly regarded qualification will then allow apprentices to progress onto a full-time career with WPD, good opportunities for career progression and a competitive working salary.

The closing date for the program is February 12, 2018.

For further information on the program and how to apply, visit www.westernpower.co.uk/Apprentice

 

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