We're big on training, so you can be sure you'll receive a high quality and carefully structured career development programme. The Construction Engineer Training Programme has been specially designed to build both your technical and management skills, preparing you to lead people and projects. It mixes mentored on-the-job experience with classroom learning and depending on your prior experience and qualifications, will take between two and four years to complete. Throughout the programme your development will be co-ordinated by our training team.
Your training will be split between National Grid's Eakring Training Centre (Nottinghamshire) and study at West Cheshire College.
Induction will take place at our Eakring Training Centre in Nottinghamshire and will last six weeks and covers everything from understanding our business through to health and safety. There's also an Outward Bound course in Cumbria to help with team-building and bonding.
The study is on a block release arrangement with West Cheshire College. You will achieve a range of industry-recognised qualifications including an BTEC and HNC in Mechanical Engineering. You'll also gain Engineering Technician status with the Institute of Gas Engineers. (Note. You'll need an ONC Engineering qualification to proceed to HNC, but if you don't have it, we'll sponsor you to achieve it).
You'll be sponsored through NVQ level 5 qualifications in Engineering Management (following successful completion of NVQ level 3 in Engineering Leadership). You'll also attend a number of internal National Grid courses to develop your leadership skills and business knowledge.
Your hands-on practical experience will be supported with technical courses including pipe laying techniques, deep excavations and planning and permitry procedures.