Earn As You Learn

NIE Networks Apprenticeship Programme

Our 2022 Apprentice recruitment is now closed for applications
  • How it works
  • 1Application
  • 2Aptitude Test
  • 3Practical Test
  • 4Interview
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Why become an apprentice?

The NIE Networks Apprenticeship Programme, which has been running for over 50 years, is the only IET accredited apprenticeship programme in Northern Ireland. Over the last five decades more than 600 apprentices have qualified with the company.

With outstanding in-house training facilities, a dedicated team of experienced instructors and the opportunity to gain on the job training, our apprenticeship programme offers a career across a number of different roles. Each year we recruit apprentices for one or more of these roles depending on our business requirements.

For 2022 we are recruiting for:

  • 9 Overhead Lines Apprentices
  • 6 Underground Cable Jointers
  • 6 Plant Maintenance Electricians

Alongside the opportunity to gain hands on technical and practical experience, apprentices participating in our accredited three year programme will work towards achieving a nationally recognised qualification in Electrical Engineering.

Got a question?

Read our FAQ’s for full details about the Apprenticeship Programme 2022.

For more infomation about careers at NIE Networks download our Careers Booklet here.

Read our 2022 Candidate Briefing Document

Apprenticeship opportunities at NIE Networks

8 Reasons why you should join the Apprentice Training Programme

On the job training - we invest in you

Practical hands on career - earn while you learn

Diverse career - an exciting career within the utilities sector

Entry training salary of c£14,000+ rising to £29,000+ on completion

Career progression and personal development – there are no limits

Gain a professionally accredited qualification

Simple Selection Process

Starting at 20 days holidays and 11 stat days