Start Date –September 2020

Salary - £15,839

Location - Glasgow

Disciplines – Electrical/Mechanical/Physics


The company is part of an international energy company and they are seeking 6 students in their networks division. They own and operate electricity transmission and distribution networks in Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and Southern Scotland. With around 3.3m customers. The placements are open to pre-university/HND students for 12 months starting at the beginning of September 2020. Your actual or intended degree is not as important as your skills and an interest in the company. It could be Mechanical, Electrical, Design Engineering, Maths, Physics.




You would work within a team on some routine office-based tasks (the nature of these will depend on the needs of the business and the location of the placement) but there is also the potential to get involved with ongoing new technology projects and the opportunity to go out on site.


ACCOUNTABILITIES/Description of Project/Post:

The company are looking for a number of placement students to work in various locations supporting the team. This may be at a District level or within Investment Planning, Connections Design, Future Networks and similar business-specific departments. The majority of the work will be office based but there will be an opportunity to go out on-site and there is the potential to get involved with a new technology project. Your suitability and preference can be discussed at interview.


They have taken YINI placement students for a number of years and give successful students an understanding of power networks; commercial and regulatory procedures; business applications; design; new development technologies – which of these will depend on the department and location.


You would gain experience of producing reports, project management, resource scheduling, managing customers and supporting engineers.


The placements will involve spreadsheet and database work.


To stress, these placements are office-based but opportunities would be provided to the student to gain a wider experience of the various functions of the company, through site visits and networking opportunities.


They are also looking to develop a longer-term relationship with students formed during a successful placement and you may be invited to apply for apprenticeships,  a sponsored degree or their graduate scheme.



You will, ideally be taking/have English, Maths and Science at Higher level (maybe Physics too).  As spreadsheets and databases will be a part of your work, you will be computer literate. Good communication and interpersonal skills are also essential.


Your actual or intended degree is not as important as your skills and an interest in the company. It could be Mechanical, Electrical, Design Engineering, Maths or Physics.


Good Knowledge and experience in IT skills \ applications

Good GCSE & A Level/Higher results in Mathematics

Good GCSE results in Sciences

Analytical and logical in your approach

Good written and verbal communication skills

Ability to problem solve


The desire to increase your knowledge/learning

Ability to work on own initiative

Team member



The Network Planning & Regulation department interacts with all the various other departments within Energy Networks providing a broad opportunity for students to network across the business and gain a thorough understanding of the technical and financial aspects of a Distribution business.


Design has a small team of system design engineers working on a range of projects offering the opportunity to get involved with network analysis, design and financial estimating activities and investigating the application of new developing technologies (Particularly the analysis and application of Renewable Energy sources).


The Future Networks team is leading Energy Networks in developing future technical solutions, which will facilitate a low carbon future and smarter networks.


Networks Connection Delivery - The student will participate in network analysis, delivery, closure and financial reconciliation (RRP) activities associated with the delivery of connections projects for both internal and external connections businesses (ICP, IDNO). The aim will be to develop future domestic and commercial electrical distribution networks.


  • Planning - You would work in a fairly small team on a range of projects. Projects would involve analysis of engineering and financial data relating to the Investment programme and tracking and reporting investments.


To apply for these placements or for more information, please contact Caroline Jardine-Smith stating your interest, full name, YINI registration number (if you have it) and this vacancy reference.


Please note, you must be fully registered with the YINI scheme to apply. See the YINI application page to complete the online application form if you are not already registered.

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