Electrical power protection and plant commissioning engineer
Carrying out a range of engineering work on power protection systems, plant and equipment.
4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)
- Typical length
- 36 months
- Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have GCSE English at grade A* to B and 2 A levels at grade A* to C in maths and a science or relevant industry experience.
- What apprentices will learn
- electrical network principles - including electricity supply standards, regulations and policies and high voltage network operations and topologies
- EPPPC engineering principles - including power generation, transmission and distribution, failure modes, safe systems of work and risk management
- EPPPC engineering practices - including installing, testing, commissioning, maintenance, monitoring and protection of new and refurbished systems, plant and equipment
- using specialist equipment - including control, protection, testing and telemetry equipment to confirm conformity and operational service
- using technical data - including engineering diagrams and drawings and preparing and checking technical reports
- communications - including interpersonal, written and verbal skills
- health and safety practices and legislation within a power environment - including company, manufacturers' and operational requirements
Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must:
- achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
On completing their apprenticeship, apprentices can apply for engineering technician (EngTech) or equivalent status with a relevant professional body.