Earn as you learn

NIE Networks Apprenticeship Programme

Recruitment for 2019 is Now Closed
  • How it works
  • 1Application
  • 2Aptitude Test
  • 3Practical Test
  • 4Interview
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Why become an apprentice?

For over 40 years Northern Ireland Electricity Networks has been offering apprenticeships in a range of electrical engineering disciplines, training more than 400 apprentices.

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 2019 we are recruiting for Surveyor apprentices to be based in Ballymena; and Overhead Lines apprentices to be based in Craigavon, Belfast or Ballymena.

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.

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Read our FAQ’s for full details about the Apprenticeship Programme 2019.

Careers 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

Training salary of £12,500 rising to £22,000 on completion

Career progression and personal development – there are no limits

Gain a professionally accredited qualification

Simple Application Process - 4 clear & easy steps

Starting at 20 days holidays and 11 stat days