WPD to recruit 89 new craft apprentices

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is to recruit 89 new apprentices to its company as part of its 2017 apprenticeship recruitment campaign.

WPD to recruit 89 new craft apprentices

WPD said the intake is part of its ongoing recruitment campaign where apprentices work towards an industry-specific qualification while gaining hands on experience at a local depot.

Apprenticeships take between two and three years to complete before apprentices progress into a qualified craftsperson role working on either overhead lines, the underground cable network or maintaining equipment in substations.

WPD’s engineering training manager Theresa McConville said: “Our in house training facilities are second to none and give individuals the opportunity to take their first step into a highly rewarding career with great future prospects.”

Last year WPD harnessed the power of social media to boost applications to its apprenticeship opportunities by almost a quarter.

“We intend to use the knowledge gained to develop our next apprenticeship recruitment campaign which starts in December,” WPD’s employee relations manager Bev Collings said at the time.


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