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 range of jobs. You could:
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
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship in power distribution at SCQF Level 5.
Your qualification includes:
Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering: Overhead Lines at SCQF Level 5
Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering: Substation Plant at SCQF Level 5
Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering: Underground Cables at SCQF Level 5
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:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as energy conservation and mechanical engineering.
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 like a Masters in design engineering. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a power distribution related job. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs such as:
Programme planning engineer
There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship. But it is good to have an interest in mechanical and electrical equipment. You should also have a safety-orientated attitude and correct colour vision.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.