Transmission Network Control Engineer, Higher Apprentice (Warwick)





24 Months 



Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Electrical Power Engineering (Power Systems Management




About the Role




Our state-of-the-art Transmission Network Control Centre (TNCC) manages the routine maintenance to the equipment at our substations across England and Wales, as well as reacting swiftly and safely to events such as storms and wildfires. 



During this 2 year programme you will be learning the skills you need to control our electricity network using specialist software, including our SCADA system. This training programme will allow you to develop the skills to become a competent engineer in our Control Room where you will be coordinating work between our site engineers. You’ll study for a Foundation Degree in Electrical Engineering and enjoy hands on support to develop your engineering skills, all whilst getting paid.



You can really make a difference in this critical role. With more and more renewable energy connecting onto our Grid, our Control Engineers play a pivotal role in ensuring this is done safely and on time.  



During your Higher Apprenticeship you’ll spend your time equally between Aston University, our Global Technical Training Centre of Excellence in Eakring, Nottinghamshire (completing a variety of in-house, specialist training) and our office headquarters in Warwick.  



Your academic studies will take up a significant proportion of your time. However, when you’re in the office you will be trained on our systems within a simulator environment, learning how to switch out circuits and complete the necessary safety critical work of a Control Engineer. You’ll carry out various projects and assignments to help you develop your knowledge, build your skills, and provide value to the business.   



You’ll also have the opportunity to spend some time in the field, so you can see for yourself the work that our Operations teams do in substations up and down the country.  



On completion of the programme, you could be placed in any of the teams within Network Control* and your post-programme role will depend on business need and availability. We will, however, do our very best to take your preferences into account; wherever you end up we will provide an exciting and rewarding future. *Please note that if you are placed in a TNCC (Control Room) role, this will involve shift working which includes additional shift remuneration.  

What you'll get




We are proud to offer a starting salary of £28,332. On successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you’ll receive a Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Electrical Power Engineering (Power Systems Management) – fully subsidised and paid for by National Grid.  You’ll be challenged from the start as you juggle studying for your Foundation degree with invaluable work experience, but we’ll support you every step of the way! 





  • 26 days annual leave  + statutory holidays   


  • A competitive ‘match and double’ pension scheme  


  • Sharesave options, plus other flexible benefits  


  • Two years quality development  


  • Full board accommodation whilst at our Academy and Aston University  

About you




You’ll need to have a GCSE in English Language and Maths at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) with one of the following:  


* 2 A Levels A* - C (1 must be in either Maths OR Physics)


* BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Engineering Grade Merit or Distinction (Essential the Maths modules should be at Merit or Distinction)  


* BTEC National Diploma Level 3 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Engineering Grade Merit or Distinction (Essential the Maths modules should be at Merit or Distinction)  


* ONC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Grade Merit or Distinction (Essential the Maths modules should be at Merit or Distinction)  


You must have a full, UK Driver’s Licence prior to joining the programme, and you must be willing to relocate to within a reasonable commute of Warwick within 1 month of the start date.  


You will be required to take a colour-blind test as part of the assessment process.  


This role is subject to National Security Vetting (NSV) in addition to our standard background checks being undertaken. National Security Vetting requires that you meet the Minimum Residency Criteria (MRC). You will have lived continuously in the United Kingdom for the required period of time which is 5 years.  

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. to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.  


Assessment centres will be held from January – April 2024. 

 Higher Apprenticeship
 Published on 11-12-2023
 Deadline NA