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SPIE Overhead Line Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship


SPIE UK, a subsidiary of SPIE group, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, provides energy, safety and environmentally focused solutions across multi-technical and support services from initial design, through installation, testing, commissioning to long term maintenance and facilities management. SPIE UK employs more than 3000 staff from 31 regional offices throughout the UK.


SPIE Distribution and Transmission Division, with a workforce of circa 500, is one of the largest Overhead Line Engineering companies in the UK, specialising in both distribution and transmission overhead lines. We undertake work directly for the Distribution Network Operators throughout the UK, with operations in England, Scotland, North Wales and Northern Ireland.

With our continuous business growth and commitment to train and develop, we are looking to recruit a high number of Overhead Line Apprentices to be associated with our UK wide operations, and follow a Nationally Recognised Level 3 Training Programme, accredited by EU Skills.

The apprenticeships will involve being away from home for the off-the-job training, with block attendance taking place at our Training Centre at Newton Rigg College, Penrith in Cumbria. The on-site development and experience will take place at various UK contract locations.

If you are interested in applying for these available positions with SPIE Distribution and Transmission Services, then please send your CV and covering letter to:

Elaine Burgess

HR Department
SPIE Distribution & Transmission, Venus, 1 Old Park Lane, Trafford Keys, Manchester M41 7HR
Or by email
Applications must be received by 2 October 2015.

Entry Requirements

• All applicants must be eligible for the trailblazer apprentice scheme.
• Preferably have a GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English, or already have key skills/qualifications in/for these subjects.
• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
• Confident working at heights.
• Available to work away from home and travel as and when required.
• Dedication to learn.
• Be a reliable individual.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400