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Graduates needed for essential infrastructure roles

Graduate have just days left to apply for jobs upgrading, expanding and innovating on Britain’s biggest electricity distribution network.

From Press releases - 17 March 2017 12:00 AM

UK Power Networks, which keeps the lights on across London, the South East and East of England, is currently recruiting for seventeen places on its graduate training scheme starting in September.

The training programme develops future experts to play roles in creating ever more reliable electricity supplies, reducing costs, connecting new customer supplies and improving services on crucial electricity infrastructure.

UK Power Networks has recruited 63 graduates in the last three years to fill essential roles in the power distribution industry.

The jobs will be based at major offices in London, Colchester, Potters Bar, Maidstone and Crawley and closing dates are fast approaching for the remaining opportunities. Details can be found in the job descriptions on the careers website.

Chris Degg, Director of Human Resources at UK Power Networks, said: “Graduates fill key roles as future leaders and technical experts in our business at a time of rapid change. We are establishing a pipeline of talented individuals, which includes graduates, apprentices, external recruits from the market place as well as developing our own staff with the skills needed to ensure that we continue to supply reliable electricity to millions of homes and businesses.”

Closing dates have already passed for graduate roles in customer services and asset management but there are still roles available in innovation, electrical design, project management and surveying.

In summary they are:
• Project manager, based in West Ham, supporting the delivery of large, high-profile electricity investment and connection projects. Closing date, March 30.
• Quantity surveyor, based in Elephant and Castle, working on the capital delivery alliance to implement major infrastructure improvements. Closing date, March 30.
• Electrical design engineer, based in Colchester, producing designs that comply with necessary standards for connections and investments. Closing date, March 30.
• Connections project design engineer, based in Potters Bar or Maidstone, carrying out network designs for competitive works in connections. Closing date, March 21.
• Innovation engineer, based in London or Crawley, scoping, launching and running innovation trials through to implementation. Closing date, March 23.
• Technology, based in London, development as an IT professional providing processes, information and technology to support the business. Closing date, March 23.

Over two years, the graduates receive technical training, work placements, leadership development and support from directors, mentors and buddies. The graduates also run events for their own alumni of graduates and undergraduates in the first four years with the company.

Following the online application, selected candidates will be invited to take part in online aptitude testing and a video interview. Some candidates will then be invited to attend an assessment centre which includes a face-to-face interview, group and individual assessments.

To find out more visit the careers pages of the website here: