Our Selection Process

This is your opportunity to impress us. We want you to show us what you know and what you can do. To be successful, you'll need to progress through each part of our selection process.

Stage 1 – Application

First, you’ll need to complete our online application form and attach a copy of your CV. This is your chance to tell us why you are a perfect fit for our Power Network Engineering Apprenticeship. Make sure you include all your skills and experiences, and provide information on the qualifications you hold or expect to achieve - including grades. If you are interested in multiple locations and different roles, you will need to complete a separate application for each position. We’ll use this information to determine if you’re eligible to progress to the next stage, so it is important that you take the time to include as much relevant information as possible.

Following your application we'll contact you by email to confirm if you will be progressing to stage 2 of the process.

If you have been unsuccessful in progressing further, due to the number of applications we receive we cannot provide feedback at this stage.

Stage 2 – Ability tests

If your application impresses us, you'll be invited to complete online ability tests. We will provide you with information by email on what to do and how to access the tests.

Following your online tests we'll contact you by email to confirm if you will be progressing to stage 3 of the process.

Stage 3 – Practical Assessment

We think you've got the right mix of skills and behaviours to join us, so we've asked you to come to our Training Academy  to complete a couple of practical assessments. We will provide you with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on the day and you will get the chance to meet the trainers and have a look around the workshop areas.

If selected to attend an assessment day you'll be asked to bring your original qualification certificates. In the case of predicted grades you will be required to provide formal evidence as soon as you receive your results and before you commence employment with us.

You will also be required to bring a valid passport or a full birth certificate, proof of your National Insurance number and your home address to show that you're eligible to work in the UK. We will need to see the originals, so no photocopies please.

Following your practical assessments, we’ll contact you to confirm if you will be progressing to stage 4 of the process and provide you with feedback.

Stage 4 – Interview

Well done for getting this far in the process, this is an opportunity for you to visit a depot where you potentially will be based.

We would like to find out a bit more about you and your suitability for an apprenticeship. Come prepared to answer a series of questions about how you approach situations and be ready to talk about your past experiences. This is an important chance for you to ask us any questions, and make sure our Apprenticeship programme is right for you.

Following your Interview, we’ll contact you to let you know the outcome of your interview and provide you with feedback.

Stage 5 - Offer

Congratulations, we want you to join our Apprenticeship programme. If you get to this stage, you’re already on your way to shaping your future in the energy industry. We will ask for references covering the last three years of your education or employment history, you will need to attend a medical assessment to ensure you are fit for the job and complete a DBS check.

If you haven’t already provided your original qualification certificates we will ask for them again.

Stage 6 – Meet and Greet

Before you start with us we will ask you to come to our Training Academy. This will be an opportunity to meet fellow apprentices who will be starting the training at the same time as you and provide the opportunity for you to try on our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) so we can order the right size, ready for when you start.

Stage 7 - Starting the programme

It’s nearly time for you to come and join us. Once all your pre employment checks are complete we will send you first day arrangements so you know where to go and who to meet with.

It is important to note that at each stage of the process we will contact you by email to let you know how your application is progressing. Please be aware of any filters or firewalls that may prevent you from receiving emails: remember to check your spam or junk folders regularly, as we cannot be held responsible for lost emails.

We will always do our best to get in touch with you, If we do not receive a response to any instructions via email we will automatically assume you are no longer interested in pursuing the apprenticeship.

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