How to become an electricity distribution worker
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- applying directly
You could take a college course, which would teach you some of the skills needed to apply for a trainee job. Relevant courses include:
- Level 2 Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology
- Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology
You may need:
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course
You could get into this career by completing a power network craftsperson advanced apprenticeship or a higher apprenticeship for electrical power network engineers.
You'll usually need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
If you're already working in the power industry, you may be able to apply for a place on an engineering training programme run by your employer.
You may be able to apply for jobs if you've got experience in electrical engineering maintenance work from another industry, or from the armed forces.