Power Distribution

Modern Apprenticeship



This Modern Apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge employees need to work in the power distribution industry. It's suitable for those new to the sector and for upskilling existing employees. It covers a range of topics associated with the generation, national transmission and local distribution of electricity – including the skills needed in a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5.

Select Level 5 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level. 

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship but candidates should:

  • be safety conscious

  • show a responsible attitude to work

  • be interested in mechanical/electrical/physical equipment

  • have correct colour vision

Progression and development

After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will have the best possible preparation for a successful career in the power industry.

Typical roles might include:

  • Asset management/strategy engineer

  • Design/planning engineer

  • Programme planning engineer

  • Operations engineer

How does it work?

Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.

Cost and funding

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.

The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet your business needs.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

How long will it take?

It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.

Need information or advice?

Call our advisors to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.

0800 783 6000

Sounds right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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