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Western Power Distribution has a considerable resourcing challenge to meet over the coming years. We recognise the need to recruit high calibre graduates from an electrical engineering background in order to ensure that we continue to provide excellent customer service and network performance to our customers.

Electricity distribution is a fascinating and challenging area to work within and we hope that you will consider us as a place to build your engineering career.

How to apply

Via the Power Academy:
Power Academy students will automatically be considered for our graduate programmes, with interviews provided at the beginning of the final year of studies.
Click here to link to The Institute Engineering and Technology Power Academy website.

What are we looking for

We require a minimum of a 2nd Class Honours Degree Level in an electrical engineering discipline.

• Good clear communication: both written and verbal;
• Good numerical ability and problem solving skills;
• The ability to acquire and develop technical knowledge.

What we offer

Western Power Distribution offers a well-structured and comprehensive graduate scheme with a competitive salary. Our 18 month scheme comprises a mix of extensive formal training and hands-on placements throughout our company.

Graduates are able to gain experience of a range of different technical roles and business areas within our company, in addition to undertaking training relating to maintenance and operation of the high and low voltage networks. Upon completion of the programme graduates will be expected to apply for roles that may become available in business areas such as  Network Services, Major Projects and Future / Low Carbon Networks. With the range of technical challenges and technological innovations on the horizon there has never been a better time to join the electricity industry and Western Power Distribution.