The operator of Trafford's power network is in search of apprentices for more than 30 opportunities at the firm.

Electricity North West said the positions range from roles as civil engineers and operational engineers to overhead line workers and underground cable workers.

Open to all over-16s, the opportunities involve several years of training at a 'state-of-the-art' academy in Blackburn, Lancashire, and at depots across the region.

The apprenticeship scheme was recognised with a North West Recruitment Excellence Award  at the National Apprenticeship Awards two years ago.

Ian Smyth, chief executive of Electricity North West, said: "We deliver one of the most reliable electricity networks in the country and this latest recruitment drive is a testament to our ongoing investment in the region.

“Our new intake of apprentices will play a crucial role in enabling more people to adopt low carbon technologies such as electric heat pumps and electric vehicles."

The deadline for applications is on February 12. To apply, go to

This article was written by Jack Tooth. Jack is the reporter for The Messenger and covers anything and everything from within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.

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