Electricity North West distributes electricity through 57,000 kilometres of overhead lines and underground cables, enough to go around the world one and a half times. We actively manage the power network in real time, responding to issues with remote technology and teams on the ground. We provide an essential service to 5 million people in 2.4 million properties covering 10% of the electricity demand of Great Britain from Cheshire to Cumbria.
We have the most digitally-advanced network in Europe and over the next five years we'll invest £2 billion to increase the network's capacity and enable the transition to net zero. This is an exciting time to join us and start your careers in the utilities industry.
As a IT Testing Apprentice, you'll work with and learn from the team, getting involved in the quality assurance stage of software development and deployment. You'll conduct automated and manual tests to ensure the software created by developers is fit for purpose, works as intended and any bugs or issues are removed within a product before it gets deployed to our crucial business users.
What's in it for you?
Learn while you earn on our fully funded two-year Apprenticeship Programme. It's a great opportunity to gain hands on experience, develop your skills and knowledge and power a great career with us.
Study for an industry recognised level 4 Apprenticeship;
Have a work-based mentor to support your development;
A starting salary of £18,500 per year;
Holidays starting at 23 days per year plus bank holidays, rising an extra day per year;
Have access to our colleague reward platform offering discounts on high street, retailers, leisure and so much more;
Membership to our pension scheme offering an employer contribution of up to 14%;
You will need the following skills and qualifications to start your career journey with us;
A minimum of Maths and English Language at GCSE (or equivalent) levels 4 - 9 or A* - C;
As well as one of the following -
Two A Levels A* - C (one must be in a STEM subject), or
A BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in a relevant subject (merit or distinction)
We will also be looking for:
Working as part of a team;
An interest in driving forward your career;
Good IT skills, with a desire to learn and develop.
We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the minimum criteria.
The closing date for applications is 11/02/2024
Assessment Centres will be held in March 2024.
We are a Disability Confident Employer, however it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview applicants that have opted into the Disability Confident Scheme and meet the minimum criteria for the job. For example: in certain recruitment situations; high number of applications, seasonal and high-peak times etc we may limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to candidates with and without a disability.
If successful in your application, there will be several pre-employment checks we are required to carry out and documents for you to provide before you can join us. Any offer of employment with Electricity North West is subject to the checks being satisfactory.