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Want to be a Electrical Distribution Worker?

The Job

Electricity distribution workers install and maintain the equipment and machinery used to supply electricity from power stations to our homes, industry and businesses.

What's the work like?

You will need to need to have good practical skills and manual dexterity, as well as the ability to use a range of tools and instruments.

What skills and knowledge will I need?

You will need to need to have, amongst other things, good practical skills and be able to use a range of tools and instruments and have a good level of manual dexterity.

What qualifications should I have?

Although not always necessary, one way to get into this type of work is through an apprenticeship scheme. For this, most employers will expect you to have at least four GCSEs (with grades between A-C).

What sort of hours would I have to work?

You would typically work a 40-hour week, probably doing some shift work and/or taking part in a standby rota for emergencies outside normal working hours.

What opportunities are there?

Electricity distribution workers are mainly employed by distribution network operators.