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Gas Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship (Pipeline Maintenance) - Glasgow

National Grid
National Grid
  • Salary: £17,940
  • Deadline: CLOSED
  • Length of Programme: 1 Year
  • Entry Requirements: GCSE's, -
  • Qualification Gained: N/A
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    • Glasgow

Why choose us

The effects of climate change impact our lives every day – from the air we breathe, to the food we eat and the world we live in. At National Grid, we run and operate the UK’s energy system, delivering power to every corner of the country. This means we play a central role in helping to solve the challenges facing our climate. It’s why we’re acting today to help build a cleaner, greener Britain.

We’re investing in transformative engineering and cutting-edge technology to help the country hit its net zero carbon target by 2050. But to achieve this goal we need the right people. We need people with passion and potential to help us win the race to halt climate change. For us, it is the job that can’t wait.

About the programme

In this three-year programme, you’ll join our Pipeline Maintenance Centre (PMC) based at one of operational sites around the country. Our Pipeline Maintenance Centre provides creative solutions to customers problems, PMC also provide 24/7 emergency response service for National Grid UKT, UKD and third party operators of the gas transmission and distribution networks. You’ll be joining one of the fastest growing parts of our Gas Transmission operation, and you’ll become part of our team of highly trained Engineers and Technicians who ensure the safe, secure and reliable operation of our gas network. You'll learn various pipe cutting methods and drilling methods on various sizes of pipes, CCTV surveys, pipe blasting and coating; leading to an ability to act as team leader on minor projects.You’ll immediately take a very ‘hands on’ approach and develop a variety of specialist skills.

What's in it for you

After all this fantastic training and experience, you will want to spend the next few years putting this all into practice and continuing to build on your technical capability acquiring further technical certificates and engineering qualifications.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will attain a Gas Network Craftsperson Level 3 Pipeline Maintenance qualification, from there your opportunities within National Grid are endless, with a wide range of potential career options.

What will the programme lead to?

Once qualified, there will be periods of working away and support to cover the stand-by rota for PMC. You will undertake installation, inspection, commissioning, operation, repair, maintenance and emergency response activities associated with Terminal, Compressor Station and Pipeline and AGI systems and assets in accordance with relevant policies and procedures, delivering performance excellence within relevant discipline to optimise work effectiveness and efficiencies, maximising asset and plant availability and reliability. Everything you do will be done whilst taking into account the safety of yourself and others. You'll comply with risk assessments and method statements. You'll maintain accurate site maintenance, asset, operational and safe control of operations records ensuring compliance with relevant policies and regulatory requirements. You'll support the construction and commissioning of new assets onto the gas transmission system and other non-load related projects. You will identify the requirement to replace or upgrade existing plant and equipment andparticipate in the design of minor modifications. You'll contribute to the development, review and update of emergency, security, safety, operational and environmental plans and procedures to ensure safe and cost effective operation of plant and equipment throughundertakingthe roles of incident controller and site main controller during planned and emergency situations. Finally you'll ensure that the high-pressure pipeline system is protected, including the monitoring of third party work, aerial sighting response, cathodic protection monitoring, support of the in-line inspection programme, and undertake competent person role associated with routine and low complex non-routine operational procedures.

What you'll get

You will receive a starting salary of £17,940 and you will work towards a level 3 qualification worth approximately £20,000. You will also have access to a number of additional benefits such as 25 days’ holiday, full board accommodation whilst away at our training academy and all travel expenses paid for when you’re not at your base location.

Our values

National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in an inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.

Role locations

The location of this advert is Glasgow,G51 2BQ and you must live within a 60 minute travel time of this site to be considered. To apply for another location for this role, please apply directly. The locations available are below:

Ambergate, DE56 2FZ - You must live within a 30 minute travel distance to this location
Hitchin,SG4 0SL - You must live within a 60 minute travel distance to this location
Knowsley,L33 7XN - You must live within a 60 minute travel distance to this location

Role requirements

You must have or be predicted to gain Five GCSE’s graded A-C / 4-9 or equivalent, two of which must be Maths and English Language along with three others from any of the following subject areas – IT, Technical Drawing, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science or any other Engineering subject, English Literature, Geography or History


An Engineering Diploma/Qualification i.e. BTEC (grade pass) along with GCSE Maths and English graded A-C /4-9 or equivalent
To apply for this role, you must hold a valid full UK car driving licence, or be willing to learn to drive and agree to secure a valid full UK car driving licence within 12 months after joining the programme or as soon as possible after your 17th birthday. 
To live within a 60 minute travel time of the Glasgow site. More locations are available and are listed below.

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 16th February, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

Further information

If you consider yourself to have a disability, long term health condition and/or require any reasonable adjustments to complete any part of our application process, please make us aware as soon as possible so we can make the relevant adjustments.

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Email: ApprenticeCareers@nationalgrid.com

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