Frequently asked questions

How can I apply for a placement with NIE Networks?

Applications will be assessed on the basis of subjects studied, interest demonstrated in a career in electrical engineering and the quality (i.e. spelling and grammar) of the application.

Where will work experience take place?

Opportunities for work experience are available across Northern Ireland; however, you will normally be situated in Craigavon, Belfast and Ballymena during your placement. If successful it is important to note that you will be responsible for organising your own travel arrangements including expenses.

Can I apply for work placements if I am not based in the UK?

No, we only accept applications from people who have the right to work in the UK. 

Do I need to inform my careers teacher if I have been successful?
Yes, you need to inform your careers teacher about your work placement and dates, so the necessary paperwork (indemnity form) can be arranged. In order for applications to be processed all indemnity forms need to be returned to NIE Networks one week before the work placement begins.

Will there be transport provided?

It will be your responsibility to meet at the central NIE Networks' location. We will provide transport on the day between NIE Networks' depots.

What should I wear for my work experience placement?

Dress is smart informal, if there are specific requirements we will advise you in advance.

What are the hours of a work experience placement?

Placements will normally be from 09.30 – 15.30; however, certain placements may require work outside of these hours.

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