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28/05/12: New trainee positions – applications open

New trainee positions are being created in Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester by Electricity North West to help deliver over £100m of investment to maintain and improve the region’s electricity network.

The company is looking to boost its estates and planning team which is responsible for carrying out negotiations with landowners, planning authorities and a range of other bodies to secure vital land rights.

The newly created trainee ‘Estates and Wayleaves Officer’ posts have been developed to help pave the way for essential projects on the power network.

The trainees will complete a two-year course on a salary of £18,000 to achieve a nationally-recognised QCF qualification with the opportunity to move into a permanent role within the team, and a salary rising to £25,000.

Recruits will work on some of Electricity North West’s biggest projects including its ongoing £5.4m investment to improve the landscape in some of the region’s most attractive beauty spots by moving the most visually intrusive overhead cables underground.

Electricity North West HR director, Paul Taylor said: “As one of the largest employers in the North West, we are committed to recruiting the best local talent so we can continue to provide our customers with a fast and efficient electricity network.

“This trainee development programme presents a new opportunity for people wanting to get into the industry and includes a combination of formal and on-the-job training resulting in a nationally-recognised qualification.”

Candidates are invited to submit application forms online by 7 June. The roles will be based in Kendal, Preston and Salford.

To gain entry onto the programme, candidates need a minimum of two A Levels at grades A* – C in English, Geography, Law or a subject related to the environment and GCSE Level Maths and English at grades A* – B.

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