What you’ll be doing

You might not think it, but Power Engineers are key for us being able to support our customers. Without our Power Engineers, as soon as there was an Engineering problem, we’d be stuck.  You’ll need to be energetic and flexible, and be able to solve problems quickly and efficiently.

You’ll be supporting all of our engineering needs when it comes to looking after our security teams. Our security teams defend customers from some of the biggest cyber threats around the world, so it’s key you can make sure everything is always in tip top condition for them.  You’ll plan, build and maintain our telephone exchanges and radio sites across the UK, as well as our data centres - it’s a vital role as the work you’ll be carrying out is critical to the entire network.

You’ll join a team looking after our power equipment and network, who will support and teach you the skills you need to know. As an apprentice, you’ll learn to maintain and resolve problems with all the power based kit we need to keep things going, as well as what to do in the event of a power outage or problem. There is a lot of critical equipment you’ll need to learn how to maintain and service, so you’ll gain lots of specialist skills.

We’re not expecting you to know everything right away, so we’ll teach you the skills and knowledge you need to work safely on the electrical and mechanical power systems that run our large network. You’ll also be taught the principles relating to the operation and maintenance of appropriate plant and equipment, health and safety standards and environmental and regulatory requirements. You’ll also learn a range of engineering theories and principles.

This job is available in the Global part of our business. 

About the apprenticeship you’ll study for

As a Power Engineer in Security, you’ll study for a Level 3 apprenticeship called Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician.

  • Your apprenticeship will last for three years.
  • You’ll spend a minimum of 20% of your time learning and studying. You’ll need to complete one “study work” day a week. 



Entry requirements

You’ll need to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 4–9 (GCSE C or above) including English Language and Maths, or equivalent qualifications. However, your Maths GCSE must be at grade 6 (B or above). You’ll also need a full driving license with no more than six points.  Equivalent qualifications are accepted. Due to the sensitive nature of some of our roles, you may be required to undergo Security Clearance. Don’t worry, our Early Careers teams will talk you through this if needed. 

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