Electrical Technician - HVDC Interconnector Advanced Apprentice (Isle Of Grain - Kent)




National Grid Ventures  



36 Month Programme



level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician



Isle of Grain - Kent

About the Role



Our technicians are part of the Operations & Maintenance Team for NGV Interconnectors, supporting the physical operation of Interconnectors around the UK. The role is instrumental in the effective delivery and reporting of maintenance on our critical assets, as well as working closely with suppliers and third parties to ensure planned and unplanned works are delivered safely and efficiently.  



Our Interconnector sites manage high and low voltage electricity, as well as pressure systems and harmful substances. Health and safety is key to our operations, you will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), work outside, work at height and occasionally work in confined spaces. 

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Apprenticeship Framework



Year 1: Term-time at College (Grantham), outside of term-time onsite training at an Interconnector site or with one of our external training providers. 



Year 2 and 3: One week per month at College (Grantham), remainder onsite training at an Interconnector site or with one of our external training providers. 



The Apprenticeship requires extensive travel in the UK and overnight accommodation.  Accommodation and travel are managed and booked by NGV and there is an expenses policy in place to cover meals and sundry costs. 



We have Interconnector sites in the following locations, and you will be based at one of these locations for your apprenticeship: 


Gosport, Hampshire 


Ashford, Kent 


Isle of Grain, Kent 


Richborough, Kent 


Bicker Fen, Lincolnshire 


Blyth, Northumberland 

What you'll get



A superb opportunity to secure a specialist level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship in the fast-developing world of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission and net zero energy objectives.  



The opportunity to work on globally acknowledged and market leading high-profile business, spending time on site and in the classroom to gain the optimum knowledge and skills capability required to successfully deliver HVDC Operations and Maintenance.  



We’re proud to offer a competitive salary of £21,464 per annuum 



You will also have 26 days’ holiday and access to additional benefits, such as a competitive pension and share save schemes and many other benefit-based opportunities.

What you'll need



5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above/4-9 GCSE including English Language and Mathematics / Science.  



Valid full UK car driving license or be willing to learn to drive and agree to secure a valid full UK car driving license within 12 months of joining the program.

Our Values and Principles


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.

More Information

This role will close in March 2024, however, we encourage you to apply as early as possible as we will close roles if they are filled earlier than the deadline.    


Assessment centres will be held from January – April 2024.

 Advanced Apprenticeship
 Published on 11-12-2023
 Deadline NA