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High Voltage Advanced Level 3 Electrical Fitter Apprentice

South East

£8 per hour


Recruitment Locations:Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex

This is an exciting opportunity to become an apprentice in Morrison Utility Services with opportunities to progress within a highly respected company. Our business is centered upon the provision, replacement, repair and maintenance of utility network infrastructure, for example: electricity substations, water and gas pipes, electricity and telecommunication cables and installation of water, electricity and gas meters on behalf of blue chip utility companies in the UK.

Applicants for this opportunity must be 18 + years of age and prepared to work throughout England & Wales and the ability to stay away from home if required. You will need to have a full driving licence and transport to get to work. Please do not apply, if you have not passed your test and don’t have transport.

Trainees will spend up to 36 weeks at Utility & Construction Training Ltd (UCT) Carrington, Manchester acquiring the basic knowledge, skills and competence to enable them to work productively on the High Voltage Network before commencing work in the areas.

During the time at the training centres apprentices will partake in training at external providers sites including a team building activity week. Apprentices will have accommodation provided by Morrison Utility Services for set periods as required

Note there will be an assessment centre for this opportunity which will take place on the 6th and 7th of August at the De Vere Theobalds Hotel Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, M25 Junctions 25 - further details to follow. Applicants mustbe able to attend the assessment centre to be considered for the programme.

Start date of apprenticeship programme 23rd September at Utility & Construction Training Ltd (UCT) Carrington.

Job Purpose:

The Morrison Utility ServicesApprenticeship Programme, endorsed by Energy & Utility Skills and Accredited by the city & guilds, provides the opportunity for individuals to become fully trained, qualified and competent “craft” persons on the 11kV to 132kV distribution network in the following trade ‘Electrical Fitting’.

Principal Accountabilities:

Apprentices are expected to learn all aspects of their chosen craft and apply the knowledge, skills and techniques gained through the Apprenticeship Programme competently, safely and in accordance with National standards.

Apprentices are expected to complete the Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering and a QCF Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering whilst on the Apprenticeship Programme.

  • Fitters – Construction fitter duties, such as electrical fitting activities on High Voltage switch gear, transformers and associated equipment.
  • Installation of Control and protection equipment.
  • Installation of Earthing Systems
  • Installation of outdoor equipment such as Bus Bar, Disconnectors and Switchgear
  • Maintenance of High Voltage equipment
  • Fault Finding on Low and High Voltage equipment
  • Receiving High Voltage documents
  • Working as part of a team and where necessary under own initiative

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

Suitable applicants will be new to the power transmission and distribution industry and will have achieved GCSE’s Grades 9 – 4 (A to C) in English, Maths and Science/Technology or equivalent. Applicants will need to demonstrate an interest in electronics, electricity or engineering and enthusiasm to work outdoors.

Candidates will need to show the ability to work in a team.

Applicants must possess a high degree of manual dexterity demonstrated through the use of hand tools and will be expected to undertake a practical assessment.

Candidates must be willing and able to undertake physically demanding work in all weather conditions

Applicants must live within the area they are applying for

Nature and Scope:

The Apprentice programme is 3 years in duration (indicative timescale), typically blocks of 2 – 3 weeks followed by a period in the field, putting learning into practice. This involves training in Electrical Power Engineering whilst gaining skills, knowledge, understanding and experience in their craft. The aim is to develop into a qualified, competent crafts person high voltage electrical fitter.

Level 3 Advanced Sub Station Fitting

City and Guilds L3 Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering – Distribution and Transmission (Technical knowledge) (2339-45)

During subsequent stages of the Apprentice programme you will gain more skills, knowledge and experience through training courses and through ‘real time’ working on the high voltage transmission and distribution system coupled with the acquisition of recognised qualifications.By the conclusion of the programme, you will have gained the full knowledge, skills and competence to work productively on the high voltage transmission and distribution system and deemed to be a fully qualified craft person.

The assessment of competence and application of knowledge and skills will be conducted throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship Programme.

End-point Assessment

Successful achievement of the end-point assessment, will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship and demonstrate that the apprentice, is a fully competent craftsperson in their occupational job role; who can work safely and confidently to install, maintain and repair a range of network assets.

 Morrison Utility Services is the UK’s largest provider of essential infrastructure services through long-term framework agreements to the electricity, water, gas and telecom sectors across the UK & Ireland.  Our workforce operates 24/7, in local communities to keep people connected, households and businesses warm, taps flowing and the lights on.

  • We aim to be the employer of choice in the Utility Services sector.  Our continued growth and success is creating opportunities for fulfilling and rewarding roles, making the best use of our people’s skills and expertise.  We want our people to have a positive impact on customers, communities and our clients every day.  We invest in training our people, developing leadership capabilities to create ambassadors not just employees.  Through strong leadership, teamwork and mutual support we want our business to thrive on a happy, healthy and, most importantly, safe workforce.

  • ‘M Group Services values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  We are committed to equal opportunities.

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