Apprentice training programme
At Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE), training and development is at the centre of everything we do. We have been training apprentices through our dedicated in-house facilities and experienced instructors for over 40 years.
Our 2014 apprenticeship programme is now open until please apply here. This year we will be looking for 6 cable jointing apprentices based across Northern Ireland and 4 Auto CAD apprentices based primarily in Greater Belfast. The closing date to apply is now 12 March at 5pm.
If you wish to apply for both disciplines please apply separately for each apprenticeship, otherwise, you will only be considered for the apprenticeship which you apply for.
Who are we looking for?
We are keen to attract highly motivated individuals who are able to demonstrate a practical, hands-on approach combined with enthusiasm, drive and determination.
If you wish to apply for the cable jointing apprenticeship it is essential that you are 16 years old from the start date and hold or expect to achieve 4 GCSE passes at Grade C (or equivalent) including Mathematics and English Language by the start date.
If you wish to apply for the Auto CAD apprenticeship it is essential that you are 16 years old from the start date and hold or expect to achieve 5 GCSE passes Grade C (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science by the start date.
What do we offer?
We recruit apprentices across a range of different disciplines according to our business needs. Find out more about the roles of NIE apprentices.
Our apprentice programme lasts for up to three years. During the first and second year, you will attend college on a day release basis to study for a BTEC National Certificate in Electrical Engineering.
Throughout the apprenticeship you will work towards achieving a QCF diploma in Electrical Power Engineering Level 2 and/or Level 3 or alternatively EAL Level 3 Certificate in Utility Infrastructure Processes.
This is combined with skills based training, which will be carried out at our specialist training centres and work sites across Northern Ireland. This gives you the opportunity to really apply what you are learning throughout your studies.
Our apprentice training programme offers a highly competitive and attractive package, which includes:
A starting salary of circa £11,000, on the successful completion of a 3 year training programme, employees can expect to earn circa £21,000
20 days holidays plus 11 statutory days
A full and extensive induction programme
Accommodation and travel allowance
Sponsored study leave and course fees to attain a BTEC National Certificate
Membership of the NIE Pension Scheme (which is matched up to 6%)
Childcare vouchers and family friendly policies
Occupational health and welfare provisions
Personal development opportunities including attending schools and colleges to promote the NIE apprenticeship