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    From technical and analyst to management and customer-facing roles, click on Vacancies and Careers Support to find out how we can power your career.

The energy sector is going through exciting changes as we work to create a smarter, greener energy system and support the UK’s ambition to meet net zero emissions.

We're investing in our network, our customers and our people.

That's where you come in. Whether you want to begin an exciting career journey as a graduate, trainee or apprentice, or you're looking for new opportunities to build on your existing experience, you'll find something unique with us.

We're committed to creating job opportunities that support upskilling, reskilling and multiskilling. This will help us create a strong, diverse workforce that will help the region prosper, support a low carbon future and enable people, including those from underepresented and socially disadvantaged groups, reach their career potential.

Would you like to be part of the team that manages the electricity network that connects communities, enables economies and is key to the growth of low carbon technologies?

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Team Powergrid

Being part of #TeamPowergrid takes dedication and commitment. Our people need to be customer-focused and ready to make every contact count when it comes to supporting our all our customers (internal and external).

As a 24/7 business that power communities, economies and peoples' everyday lives, colleagues are part of an essential team. Our people demonstrate a 'can-do' attitude and are ready to meet the challenges of managing a power network spanning 9,650 square miles and the opportunities associated with creating a greener energy system to power our lives now and in the future.

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Building our future workforce

Northern Powergrid is powering forward to create a future workforce that is increasingly diverse, inclusive and equitable and we're committed to creating opportunities which enable current and future colleagues to reach their full career potential.

From enhanced apprenticeship campaigns aimed at inspiring new careers for all to pledging to work with partners to create green job opportunities, Northern Powergrid is taking action to create a workforce that better reflects the communities we serve. We've already set out our intention to create 1,000 new job opportunities across our operating area in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire between 2023 and 2028.

Latest vacancies

We are passionate about attracting people to our business who have the skills we need and reflect the regions and communities we serve across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

Would you like to be part of #TeamPowergrid?

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Our locations

With a network of offices across the region, and power lines running from the border with Scotland down to northern Lincolnshire, and from the North Sea coast across to the Yorkshire Dales, whether you're spending your days at a desk or out in the field, you could find yourself working in all kinds of interesting places.

Our locations include Ashington, Billingham, Brigg, Castleford, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Durham, Gateshead, Hellaby, Hexham, Hucknall, Hull, Keighley, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newhall, Northallerton, Penshaw, Scarborough, Shiremoor, Stockton, Swillington, Wakefield, Whinmoor and York.

Career paths

As a major employer in the region with thousands of employees, we can offer a wide range of career opportunities for all.

In addition to front line roles for engineers and craftsperson roles, we can offer careers from finance to customer service, people services to energy policy and innovation to data analysts.

Whatever your background or skills, you can be assured of new and exciting career opportunities at Northern Powergrid. We’ll support your development and provide opportunities for you to reach your full potential and energise your career.


Graduate Trainees and Technical Trainees

If you’re dedicated and passionate about becoming a highly skilled engineer, we can help energise your career.

As a Power Engineer Apprentice (Graduate Trainee or Technical Trainee) you will gain professional experience, complete relevant projects and training, and develop and apply your academic knowledge. Our two-year programme will help you become a well-rounded engineer with a successful track record of courses, placements and experience behind you so you can be placed in your permanent role in Northern Powergrid.

Craftsperson Apprenticeships

Do you thrive working outdoors, love working with your hands and want to be an integral part of a skilled team?

As a craftsperson apprentice you'll be trained in the specialist skills needed to work safely and competently on our electricity network in a variety of roles. Through our two-year programme, you’ll gain professional experience, complete training courses, study for recognised qualifications at college, and all whilst receiving a salary from the day you start your career with us.

Whatever your background or skills, you can be assured of a new and exciting career opportunity and 98 per cent of our apprentices stay with us to continue their career.

Foundation Degree Programme

Our foundation degree programme will equip you with the skills you need to begin an exciting career as a Power Engineer Apprentice. We’ll fund your academic studies, and our flexible approach means you’ll have the opportunity to work anywhere from the Scottish Borders to northern Lincolnshire. In addition to your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to visit factories that build and supply our equipment, including pivotal items such as transformers, cables and switchgear.

Our three-year programme has been designed to give you a broad picture of Northern Powergrid and the skills, qualifications and experience to be a first-class engineer.

Craft Attendants

If you are motivated, well-organised and love being outdoors a career as a Craft Attendant might be the career for you.

You'll assist a qualified cable jointer working as part of a two person team on tasks associated with the repair, construction and maintenance of our network of underground cables.

As a Craft Assistant you'll receive training both on the job, and in our dedicated training school. If you demonstrate initiative and have the desire to learn new tasks, there are also opportunities to progress your career with us.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

As a major employer we have an important role in our region when it comes to supporting a low carbon future and encouraging people in the communities we serve, including those in underrepresented gender, ethnic and socially disadvantaged groups, reach their full potential.

We are committed to providing fairly paid, skilled jobs and progression opportunities for fulfilling careers at a secure business. Through our comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan and future skills agenda we are adapting our approach to better attract and retain a broader and more diverse array of talent to augment our current workforce and build a workforce focused on the future.

As a signatory to the national ‘Energy Networks Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Charter’, we are playing our part in supporting the action aimed at helping build a more diverse and inclusive UK energy sector.

Learning and development

Supporting and developing our colleagues is important to us. From our 'Best Welcome' to help you settle to our range of training programmes, our Learning and Development Academy will support you so that you can deliver your role effectively and increase your skills.

Our training schools in Durham, Castleford, Swillington and Hull, provide expert training to ensure our frontline teams have the skills to safely work on the energy systems of today and tomorrow.

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Why has my power gone off? ›

Have your fuses tripped? If your electricity cut out when you turned on a light switch or electrical appliance, this strongly suggests that your fuses have tripped. Fuses can trip at any time, however, so if you don't know why you have no electricity supply, it's worth taking a look at the fuse box.

How do you fix a power cut at home? ›

What to do in a power cut checklist
  1. Locate your torch (and power cut survival kit if you have one)
  2. Check it's a power cut and not a tripped fuse.
  3. Unplug appliances but leave a single light switch on.
  4. Phone '105' to report the power cut to your network distributor.
  5. Check on vulnerable neighbours.
  6. Stay calm and keep warm.
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How do I contact northern power grid? ›

The best way to contact us is to use the form below. Filling in the form ensures that you provide us with all of the information we need to respond quickly to your query. Alternatively, you can email us on cus.serv@northernpowergrid.com.

How do I check if there is a power cut in my area? ›

Your local network operator manages the electricity wires in your area. Call 105 free from your mobile or landline to get straight through to your local network operator's emergency number. Go to your local network operator's website to report or track the power cut.

How can I get my power working again? ›

Reset the main breaker by turning the switch off and on two times. Leave the switch in the on position. Return to the breaker panel inside your home and turn each breaker back to the on position, one by one. In many cases, power is now restored.

Who do you ring if your electric goes off? ›

Call 105 if you have a power cut

105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales. Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator - the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.

How do I contact npower? ›

  1. New Business Show Phone Number 0330 912 8884.
  2. Customer Service Show Phone Number 0800 138 2322.

How do you call Contact Energy? ›

If you're after some customer support you can phone our call centre toll free on 0800 80 9000 or email onlinehelp@contactenergy.co.nz.

How do I email Power NI? ›

If you have an urgent query please email us at home@powerni.co.uk.

Can my power be cut off if I dont pay? ›

The disconnection process

If you don't come to an agreement with your supplier to pay off your debt, they can apply to a court for a warrant to enter your home to disconnect your supply. Your supplier must send a notice telling you they're applying to the court.

How long does a power cut usually last? ›

Utility workers can fix a minor incident, such as a fallen power line, in around 2-3 hours. But when the cause of a blackout is severe weather or a natural disaster, you can expect to be out for several days and even months in some extreme cases.

How long can a freezer last without power? ›

Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. If the doors stay closed, food will stay safe for up to: 4 hours in a refrigerator. 48 hours in a full freezer; 24 hours in a half-full freezer.

What to do if you have no power? ›

A checklist of things to do when power goes out
  1. Confirm your power is out. ...
  2. If your power is out, call your local utility. ...
  3. Turn off or unplug your appliances. ...
  4. Keep your refrigerator and freezer closed. ...
  5. Using flashlights for lighting. ...
  6. Keep your family members safe and comfortable. ...
  7. Practice generator safety.

What do you do when you have no electricity? ›

I have no electricity - what should I do?
  1. Check if there are any lights or movement visible on your electricity meter. ...
  2. If you have a pre-payment meter, you may need to add credit.
  3. Check your consumer unit, sometimes known as the fuse box or the trip switches - has one of the switches tripped into the off position?

What to make when your power is out? ›

Soups, pasta and freshly-cooked beans and rice are all good options that you can make without opening the refrigerator or freezer. You can even whip out some perishable items like meats and eggs and cook them before the power has been out for longer than two hours.

How do I reset my electric meter? ›

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How do I know if my power came back? ›

Power is back on. Power has returned. Power is up, along with the corresponding “power is down” when the electricity supply is interrupted. Power is back up.

How do I know if my power is working? ›

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Does electric still running when turned off? ›

You may be surprised to know that many commonly used electric appliances at your home use power when turned OFF. Some electrical devices don't turn OFF and still consume electricity in a standby mode. Electrical appliances consume electricity in standby power mode because of the construction of their power supplies.

Is calling 105 free? ›

105 is free of charge and will put you through to your electricity network operator. You can call 105 from most landlines and mobile phones. It doesn't matter who you choose to buy your electricity from - anyone can call 105.

Why is my electric not working? ›

There are usually three reasons why your electricity has stopped working partially or in your whole home. These are an overloaded circuit, a short circuit, or loose wiring.

What is the official website for Npower? ›

If you want to check the dashboard or apply for Npower programme, then the website you login to is www.npower.gov.ng.

How much is Npower monthly stipend? ›

Npower monthly salary for various programmes are as follows: N-Power Agro Programme Salary Structure: N25,000 – N30,000 monthly. N-Power Build Programme Salary Structure: N27,000 – N30,000 monthly. N-Power Community Education Programme Salary Structure: N10,000 – N30,000 monthly.

Is Npower portal open? ›

Current, Npower recruitment 2022 has not commenced yet. We will update you duly once Npower recruitment portal is open. You will visit the website and upload your documents correctly and then choose the correct category you want to join, then click on apply.

Is there a free phone number for people's energy? ›

Further help and advice. Call 0808 223 1133 or use their online webchat. For textphone, dial 18001 followed by the helpline number.

Can you call without electricity? ›

During a power outage, traditional landline service that runs over a copper network generally will continue to operate. However, phone service over a fiber network (from your cable company or Verizon FiOS) will not and requires battery to continue operating during an outage (see VoIP below).

How do you talk to someone at an Evergy? ›

Kansas Metro, Missouri Metro and Missouri West customers can contact customer care at 888-471-5275. Kansas Central customers can contact customer care at 800-383-1183. (Unsure which service area you're in?

How do I contact National Grid UK? ›

  1. Address:​ National Grid Metering​ 35 Homer Road,​ Solihull,​ B91 3QJ​
  2. Phone: ​0800 001 4340​
  3. Email:​

What is the email address for UK power Networks? ›

If you would like to reduce your capacity, please email us at connection.agreements@ukpowernetworks.co.uk.

Is Power NI increasing prices in October 2022? ›

Northern Ireland's largest electricity supplier, Power NI is set to increase its tariff by 60.5% from 1 November 2022, impacting over 471,000 households.

What time can Electric not be cut off? ›

If you run out of Emergency Credit between the hours of 8pm to 8am, most electricity meters will supply 'Friendly Credit' automatically.

Can a smart meter turn off power? ›

A new wave of smart meters will give energy suppliers the right to automatically switch off your supply if demand is too high. Under a series of modifications being proposed, networks will be allowed to turn off a household's heating or electricity without warning or compensation for those affected.

How much is electricity reconnection fee? ›

According to Eskom, individuals who are found to have tampered with their metres are identified during the power utility's audit and issued with the reconnection fee of R6 052.60.

How long will a fridge last in a power cut? ›

A refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours if the door is kept closed. A full freezer will keep temperature for about 48 hours (24 hours if half-full).

How long is fridge OK in power cut? ›

How long will the food last in my fridge and freezer without power? You may be concerned at this time about the food in your fridge and freezer. Food should keep for between 4-6 hours in the fridge and 15-24 hours in the freezer if you can avoid opening it.

Do mobile phones work in a power cut? ›

Those wires are almost always buried, so ice storms and hurricanes will not cut them. The phone company supplies the power that your phone needs using your dedicated copper pair. So even if the power goes out in your house, the phone still gets the power it needs through the phone line.

Do eggs need to be refrigerated? ›

Refrigerate eggs to keep them fresher, longer. While plenty of Americans with small-scale farms or chicken coops at home leave their eggs out on their counter, the FDA recommends always keeping your eggs refrigerated.

Is it safe to eat frozen food that has thawed and refrozen? ›

You can safely refreeze frozen food that has thawed—raw or cooked, although there may be a loss of quality due to the moisture lost through thawing. To safely refreeze, the thawed product must have been kept cold at 40 degrees or below for no more than 3-4 days.

How do you keep food cold without electricity? ›

What to Know
  1. Keep your refrigerator and freezer closed throughout a power outage to keep perishable foods cold.
  2. Turn down the temperature dials all the way now; fill freezer with water jugs or dry ice.
  3. PG&E will not offer reimbursement for food losses because the power outages are planned for public safety reasons.
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Power cut? Call 105. If you're in Northern Ireland, call 03457 643643. In the Republic of Ireland, call 1850 372 999.
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Will there be a blackout in 2022 UK? ›

Big Zero Report 2022

Two weeks ago, in its Winter Outlook report, the National Grid electricity system operator suggested that in a highly “unlikely” scenario, households and businesses might face planned three-hour outages to ensure that the UK's grid can cope with the demand.

What to do if you have no power? ›

A checklist of things to do when power goes out
  1. Confirm your power is out. ...
  2. If your power is out, call your local utility. ...
  3. Turn off or unplug your appliances. ...
  4. Keep your refrigerator and freezer closed. ...
  5. Using flashlights for lighting. ...
  6. Keep your family members safe and comfortable. ...
  7. Practice generator safety.

What do you do when you have no electricity? ›

I have no electricity - what should I do?
  1. Check if there are any lights or movement visible on your electricity meter. ...
  2. If you have a pre-payment meter, you may need to add credit.
  3. Check your consumer unit, sometimes known as the fuse box or the trip switches - has one of the switches tripped into the off position?

How do you find out what is tripping my electric? ›

Open the cover on the consumer unit to see which switches have tripped to the OFF position. Put them back to the ON position. If tripping occurs again, it is probably being caused by a faulty appliance. You need to identify which circuit is affected and which appliance on that circuit is causing the problem.

How long did the 1999 blackout last? ›

The largest single power failure was a July 6, 1999 blackout of the Washington Heights-Inwood neighborhood that put 200,000 people in the dark for over 18 hours. Some 50,000 Westchester residents were hit by the blackout, and residents of the Lower East Side, Brooklyn, and Long Island City were also affected.

What was the longest blackout in history? ›

Among the longest blackouts in history, the one in Auckland stands out. In 1998, parts of the downtown of this New Zealand city were without electricity for five weeks. The power cut began on 19 February in the heart of the city.

How long did the 1977 blackout last? ›

The 1977 outage lasted 25 hours and led to looting in many neighborhoods.

Can you shower if no power? ›

Using your plumbing during a power outage is completely safe. Obviously, if you are worried about electrical surges or other rare occurrences then you shouldn't take the risk for a hot shower. Your safety comes first during a power outage which is why it is important to have flashlights ready for just such an occasion.

How can I charge my phone without electricity? ›

Below are some quick and easy ways to give your phone a boost when it's needed most:
  1. External Battery Pack. ...
  2. Solar-Powered Charger. ...
  3. Charge With Your Laptop. ...
  4. Charge With Your Car's Battery. ...
  5. Hand-Crank Charger. ...
  6. Visit Our Community Crew Vehicles. ...
  7. BONUS TIP: Conserve Your Phone's Power.
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How can I live without power for a week? ›

10 Tips for Living Without Electricity
  1. Have a List of Essentials. ...
  2. Know How to Shut Off Your Gas and Water Valve. ...
  3. Determine a Way to Collect and Store Water. ...
  4. Have an Alternative Heat Source. ...
  5. Practice Alternative Cooking Methods. ...
  6. Make a Bucket Toilet System. ...
  7. Learn How to Keep Cool. ...
  8. Do Your Chores During the Day.

Can you flush toilet if power is out? ›

Can I shower or flush my toilet during a power outage? o Yes, you can still use a toilet in a power outage, and if it has trouble flushing you can easily fix this problem by pouring water into the bowl. o Showering during a power outage is perfectly safe.

How long can my freezer be without power? ›

Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. If the doors stay closed, food will stay safe for up to: 4 hours in a refrigerator. 48 hours in a full freezer; 24 hours in a half-full freezer.

How long can you go without electricity before compensation? ›

If your electricity was cut

You can find out who your electricity network operator is on the Energy Networks Association website. You must claim within: 3 months for an unplanned cut. 1 month for a planned cut where your electricity network operator didn't give you 2 days' notice.

Why would a breaker trip with nothing on? ›

If the breaker trips immediately upon resetting, even with nothing plugged in or turned on, it's likely something in your home's wiring causing the problem. This could be a loose connection at a receptacle or other device, or something more complicated, like worn insulation within your walls.

What are three warning signs of an overloaded electrical circuit? ›

Lights that flicker or dim, especially when you switch on appliances or more lights. Buzzing noises from outlets or switches. Outlet or switch covers that become warm to the touch. Smell of burning from outlets or switches.

How do you fix a tripped breaker that won't reset? ›

What to Do if Your Circuit Breaker Won't Reset
  1. Be sure you are resetting the breaker properly. First of all, be sure that you are taking the proper steps to reset the breaker. ...
  2. Check for evidence of an overloaded circuit. ...
  3. Check for a short circuit. ...
  4. Check for a faulty breaker. ...
  5. Call an electrician for help.


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