Craft Apprenticeship Programme

  • Company: ScottishPower
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Closing Date: 31-05-2022


ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and world leader in wind energy. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future. We’re proud to say we produce 100% green electricity and are well on our way to our ultimate journey to Net Zero.

About the Programme

This four-year programme brings learning and earning together. Not only will you study towards a nationally recognised qualification, you’ll earn a competitive salary, develop new skills and gain invaluable knowledge and experience. With excellent training opportunities, varied career paths and secure employment, this programme will kick start your career in an enduring industry, allowing you to set the foundations for your future.

As a ScottishPower Craft Apprentice, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Starting salary of £11,571
  • A generous pension scheme where we’ll double match your contributions up to 10%;
  • A broad range of flexible benefits including share incentive plans, employee discounts, charity matched funding and many, many more.
  • On completion of your programme, you’ll continue your career as a Craftsperson with a starting salary of £25,767

What to Expect

Blending academic and technical skills tuition with work-based learning, this programme will provide training on a variety of assets, from the latest technology to traditional kit, providing you with a varied and interesting career. You’ll have the opportunity to focus on a trade and become an Overhead Linesperson or a Fitter.

Health and Safety is our number one priority; from day one you’ll be taught the fundamentals enabling you to keep yourself and your colleagues safe. You’ll be introduced to your chosen trade, all within the safety of our first-class training centres. During your training, you’ll develop your technical knowledge and hands-on skills. Within your first year, you’ll be out in your local district being mentored by our experienced Craftspeople. And on completion of your programme, you’ll join them as you continue your career as a Craftsperson.

As part of our 2022 campaign we’re looking for Overhead Linespersons and Fitters to join us in September in:

  • Central and Southern Scotland, Merseyside, Wirral, Cheshire, Mid and North Wales.

If you live in Scotland, you’ll have or expect to achieve, three National 5s (or equivalent) in English, Maths and a STEM related subject (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

If you live in England or Wales, you’ll have or expect to achieve, three GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A-C / 4-9 in English, Maths and a STEM related subject (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Alternatively, we’ll consider functional skills at level 2 in English and Maths.

Apply now or contact student support if you need assistance with your application, we’re here to help!