Do you want to join a sector that is focused on revolutionising Scotland’s approach to efficient energy production?  Study for an apprenticeship in power distribution and have the chance to tinker with innovative hardware.  

Learn about distributed electric systems and how to connect them to houses. Discover the latest renewable energy techniques such as hydroelectric conservation. Learn how to repair interconnected networks and maintain complex machines.  

Scotland’s power distribution industry offers a rangeof jobs. Work as a design engineer and help to construct new power distribution systems. Become a programme planning engineer and develop renewable energy initiatives. Help to fix damaged systems as an electrical power technician.  

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification at SCQF Level in power distribution. The qualification includes:  

  • Core units of aSVQ in power distribution at SCQF Leve5   
  • Work experience in an innovative and fast-paced industry  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Carry out electrical plant safety and maintenance 
  • Work with fundamental electrical systems 
  • Work with electrical machines 
  • Develop electrical wiring skills  
  • Create circuit element devices 
  • Carry out applications of programmable logic controllers 
  • Work with earthing systems 
  • Utilise electronic test equipment  
  • Inspect and test electrical installations 
  • Install cable tray and MI systems   

You will develop the following core skills:    

  • Communication  
  • Problem-solving  
  • Numeracy  
  • Teamwork  
  • Time management    

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as energy conservation and mechanical engineering.

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you plenty of options to choose from. Carry on your studies with a technical apprenticeship in engineering or find a full-time job.    

Further education: Continue to improve your technical knowledge by applying for a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. This could lead to a higher qualification such as a Masters in design engineering. Your experience will support your university application.   

Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a power distribution related jobAfter completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs such as:   

  • Electrical technician 
  • Design engineer 
  • Mechanical engineer 
  • Programme planning engineer 
  • Electrical fitter 
  • Electrical joiner 
  • Operations engineer

Entry requirements

There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship. But it's good to have an interest in mechanical and electrical equipment. You should also have a safety-orientated attitude and correct colour vision.  


This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.  

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