Apprentice Electrician – Rail – Glasgow – 2021

Balfour Beatty

Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation – SCQF level 7 Based in our Manufacturing unit at Huntly Road, Glasgow

Qualifications required: 4 National 4s or equivalent including Maths and English, or a Level 2 BTEC in Construction

You must have completed the SECTT Pre-Employment Assessment via online application before being invited to interview

About the role:  

We have a new exciting opportunity to work as an Advanced Electrical Engineering Apprentice. This role with give you the opportunity to work for a market leading company, whilst gaining valuable skills and experience to ensure you develop to your full potential throughout the apprenticeship.

What the apprenticeship will offer:  

During the four-year, Advanced Apprenticeship, you would complete the full framework on day or block release. After completing the Advanced Apprenticeship, you would be given full support to develop into a qualified Electrician or may have the option to be supported towards a management role via a degree and professional status

We will support you through your formal apprentice qualification in addition you will follow the Balfour Beatty Enhanced Apprentice programme. There are a mix of development events and activities, plus in year 2 you will compete in the Balfour Beatty Brathay Apprentice Challenge, to help us find the Balfour Beatty Apprentice Team of the Year! The challenge is a mix of community engagement activities and a team building event in the Lake District. Find out more here €¦ There is also the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award as part of your apprenticeship.

This is a unique opportunity to work whilst you learn and develop key skills that will be valuable throughout your career – an opportunity not to be missed.

Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be able to develop your career further within Balfour Beatty, including the option to move onto the next level of your apprenticeship.

Your responsibilities as an Apprentice Electrician:

As an Apprentice in Electrical Engineering, you would work within a team in our manufacturing facility to fabricate low voltage switchgear including testing of low voltage electrical equipment in substations, switch rooms and buildings and it may include site work on electrical equipment in power transmission and distribution.

Hours roistered for work may include any period during the 7 day week


Who we’re looking for:

·                4 National 4s or equivalent including Maths and English, or a Level 2 BTEC in Construction

·                Good communication skills

·                Good team working skills

·                You will have a strong work ethic and willingness to take responsibility for your academic and vocational development.

·                You will always behave with integrity

·                Pass pre-employment medical which will include a Drug & Alcohol test

·                You must have completed the SECTT Pre-Employment Assessment via online application before being invited to interview


Salary & benefits:  

We offer a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package. Your professional institution fees and training will be covered.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Apprentice and what’s involved in the scheme visit the website  and view the profiles of our current apprentices across the Group.

Should you require any additional support with your application, please contact

Closing Date – applications are open until 26th April 2021, however we reserve the right to remove adverts should the roles be filled before this date.

Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible as CVs will be reviewed and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer, is a Disability Confident level 2 Employer and a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) programme.  Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.  

Balfour Beatty is a leading member of The 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies.

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