Meet Joanna Barclay - Secondary Asset Replacement Delivery Engineer

“I started out my career at NIE Networks as an Overhead Lines Apprentice before moving on to the Graduate Programme.

"Taking the graduate route was the ideal next step after the apprenticeship because the continuity in learning and continuous development meant I could apply the practical skills I had learnt to the classroom. At first I did find it challenging to adjust from an outdoors based job to studying, but I soon began to enjoy the mix of academic and practical learning. I’m not a fully qualified Secondary Asset Replacement Electrical Engineer. 

"I’m a very determined person who loves a challenge. Therefore, I really like the problem solving aspect of my role and I love the versatility. There’s a good balance between office based and on-site work and every day brings something new.

"There are so many amazing opportunities with NIE Networks, especially around career development and progression. If anyone was considering an apprenticeship or graduate programme I would say go for it.  If you are focused, have a positive attitude, are willing to learning and want a promising career with huge possibilities, NIE Networks is the place for you.”

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