Electricity North West

Company Overview

Welcome to Electricity North West, home to a fantastic range of career opportunities. We’re a major North West employer driven by research, innovation and customer service. Our work is vital: we own, run and maintain the North West’s electricity network, connecting 2.4 million properties and 5 million people to the National Grid. Join us, and you will help to shape the electricity supply of the future.

As a major network operator, it’s important that we plan for tomorrow. Over the next 25 years, the way we deliver electricity will change dramatically, so we need the brightest minds on board for the challenges ahead. Whether you’re a trainee, graduate or experienced professional, why not shape your tomorrow? It starts with us.

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Career Development


Powering 5 million people is no mean feat. Electricity North West needs ambitious people like you to help us deliver an exceptional service to our customers across the North West and help us create a brighter, more sustainable future.

You’ll earn as you learn on our Apprenticeship programmes, which are aimed at providing you with the knowledge and technical skills needed for the roles available and creating our crafts people of the future.

As an example: Electrical fitters are responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining electrical plant apparatus, such as electrical switches, isolators, circuit breakers and transformers within Electricity North West substations.

Over a three year apprenticeship programme, we’ll give you the opportunity to experience what it’s really like to be an Electrical Fitter. You’ll receive technical skills training, get hands-on experience, and have the opportunity to study for a level 3 qualification in Electrical engineering. If you want to steer your future in the right direction and make a positive impact on the world around you, apply for our Apprenticeship programme today.

We have a variety of apprenticeship opportunities for craft and engineering disciplines.

Trainee Engineers

Our Trainee Engineer programme is perfect for broadening your skills. You won’t just train to be a qualified engineer: you will gain an insight into how our wider business works. You’ll be supported every step of the way by a professional mentor and a dedicated training officer, who work with you to help identify and meet your ongoing development needs.

Our programme lasts for 27 months and includes a combination of formal classroom training at our newly built training academy, hands-on work placement experience and sponsorship to achieve an HNC in Electrical Engineering.


Join our graduate programme and you’ll have the chance to train on the job as a professional engineer.

You will be supported every step of the way by a professional mentor. Your mentor will help you get the most out of your 18-month Graduate Engineer Programme. Working with you and your line manager your mentor will help identify and meet your ongoing development needs, fulfilling the standards expected by the IET.

Experienced Candidates

It’s an exciting time to join Electricity North West. Our business is set to go through some big changes, so we’re going to need experienced professionals full of energy and enthusiasm to drive us forward.

On top of investing £1.4 billion renewing our network, we’re preparing for a future where our electricity supply is fed by greener energy sources, such as nuclear and wind power. That means investing heavily in our people, so we can all work towards a more sustainable future.

If you’re looking to grow your career, you’ll be part of a highly skilled team with a wide range of expertise. Our roles include: engineering, management, HR, finance, IT, administration, property, legal and more.

Our locations are spread across Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire and greater Manchester. There are many opportunities to develop your career and move around the business. So whatever area you work in, you’re sure to find a role to suit your ambitions.

Contact the resourcing team on tel: 0845 3660092 (option 2) or email careers@enwl.co.uk or visit our company website.

Latest Opportunities

  • Driver - Oldham/ Stockport/Salford

    20,826.72 - 22,938.84 GBP

    Closing date: 27/06/2018

    Do you want the keys to drive your career with Electricity North West? Working as part of the Peak Area Operations team, you will primarily assist our cable...

  • Estates & Wayleaves Officer (Grid & Primary)

    26,000 - 38,000 GBP

    Closing date: 24/06/2018

    Electricity North West plays a vital role in the region where we own, operate and maintain the electricity distribution network. It is our job to deliver a...

  • Trainee Distribution Line Worker - Blackburn

    23,464.08 - 24,758.40 GBP

    Closing date: 26/06/2018

    Electricity North West has an opportunity for a Trainee Distribution Line Worker to join our team based in Blackburn. Working as part of an established team...

  • LV Control Manager - Manchester


    Closing date: 27/06/2018

    We have a strong heritage dating back over 100 years and today we are responsible for operating and maintaining the network whilst offering a full and...

  • Driver - Preston

    23,464.08 - 24,758.40 GBP

    Closing date: 25/06/2018

    We are looking for a Driver to join our Operations team at Electricity North West. Based from Preston and working as part of the Lancashire Operations team,...

  • Construction Buyer (Stockport)

     £25,000 -  £35,000

    Closing date: 21/06/2018

    There are many challenges ahead for the energy industry, so a vital part of our job at Electricity North West is planning for tomorrow. We're always developing...

  • Arborist / Tree Cutter (Carlisle)

    Up to  £24,960 dependent on skills + experience

    Closing date: 21/06/2018

    Electricity North West is looking for experienced Arborists to join our team in Carlisle. Our team of in-house Arborists carry out a successful tree cutting...

  • Development Mechanic - Carlisle


    Closing date: 26/06/2018

    Electricity North West owns operates and maintains the North West €™s electricity distribution network, connecting customers in the region to the National Grid...

  • Programme Engineer - Overhead Lines

    41,991.84 GBP

    Closing date: 19/06/2018

    Are you driven to deliver exceptional service to customers and looking for a new challenge where you have the opportunity to really make a difference across...

  • Shared Services & Systems Assistant - Salford

    22,015.32 - 25,954.80 GBP

    Closing date: 20/06/2018

    There are many challenges ahead for the energy industry. We're always developing new ways to adapt to the changing world and deliver a brighter, more...