Guernsey Electricity employs around 200 staff in a wide range of positions including retail, electrical operations, plumbing, finance, customer service, power station maintenance and engineering.
Work experience is an opportunity to experience working life and is a useful guide to young people looking to choose a career path. Guernsey Electricity provides work experience for many young people throughout the year in all disciplines and skills.
Typically, we offer up to ten placements per year through the Careers Service. Age range is generally from 14 - 21 and the placements are made in the section most appropriate to the skills requested, usually for one week.Make an enquiry
Some degree courses include a year in Industry and Guernsey Electricity offers opportunities for those students with local residential qualifications to complete this integral part of their course in a familiar environment.Make an enquiry
We offer an Electrical apprenticeship each year, and typically offer a Mechanical apprenticeship every five years. Although preference is given to younger applicants with GCSEs, we do consider all applications.
Applicants for apprenticeships should be expecting to achieve five or more GCSE passes at grades A-C including maths and a science subject. All candidates will be asked to sit a maths and logic test before being selected for interview.
If you are interested in applying for an apprenticeship then you should complete this application form indicating your academic progress and which apprenticeship you wish to follow. Alternatively you may wish to come in for an informal discussion about the scheme nearer the time.
Applications should be received by 20 April each year and once the annual intake process is complete, successful applications are appointed by the end of May.Apply for An Apprenticeship
An Apprenticeship is a formal agreement between the Education Department, the Employer, the Apprentice and their Parent/Guardian if under 18. It leads to the award of a recognised qualification in the chosen subject, along with relevant employment.
The primary subjects are Electrical Installations and Mechanical Crafts. However we do occasionally support apprenticeships in Carpentry and Joinery and Welding.
An Apprenticeship covers a period of five years.
Typically applicants will have or be aiming to have GCSE examination passes in Mathematics and Science. Alternatively a GNVQ qualification may be considered.
Apprentices are required to attend the College of Further Education in order to develop and continue their academic career. GCSE performance is a clear measure of academic performance. Mathematics and Science will play a part in all studies.
Yes, there is a six-month probationary period, which must be successfully completed before Apprenticeship Papers are signed.
The rates of pay for Apprentices are a percentage of the fully skilled rate. At present the rate for a first year Apprentice is approximately £230.00 per week.
In the first full year of employment an Apprentice would be allocated twenty-two days holiday.
There is no guarantee of continued employment with Guernsey Electricity; however, we have a reasonable expectation of training people to fill vacancies on completion of an Apprenticeship.
Yes, all employees need to keep abreast of developments and so attend training as and when required. Further opportunities are available for staff to progress to senior engineering positions. Many of our Senior Engineers commenced their working lives as Apprentices.
In exceptional circumstances, successful apprentices may be offered further full time University study to complete an Engineering Degree.
The Bursary award is made annually and comprises an award of £2000 plus paid work experience during the holidays. A Guernsey Electricity Bursary is a great opportunity for anyone in higher education to make their contribution to what we do. Applicants should be able to relate their course of studies to our organisation. Possible areas would include Engineering, IT, and Accountancy.
Bursary applicants should expect to attain 3 A levels including mathematics and a science.
All applications made before the 20 April will be put forward for consideration, following which interviews will be conducted, before a final decision is made at the end of May.Apply for A Bursary
A Bursary is an award to students entering Higher Education. Currently it comprises a total annual payment of £2000 plus paid work experience of at least six weeks during the summer holiday and other holidays when appropriate. The Scheme will not affect any grants given by the Education Department.
The award is made annually. Bursars may re-apply at the end of the year for another Bursary.
Bursars will typically be resident in Guernsey and entering Higher Education in a subject that is relevant to Guernsey Electricity.
Whilst engineering is at the core of our business there are many other professions which may be considered. Examples of subjects supported include; Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Accountancy, and Information Technology.
Whilst there is no guarantee of employment, the Bursary Scheme recognises the significant time and commitment involved in gaining a degree and membership of the relevant professional body. Therefore employment may be offered under certain circumstances.
If you see a Bursary advertised in a subject you are interested in, then you should write to Guernsey Electricity indicating your academic progress, the course you are going to follow, and how this could be relevant to us, or come in for an informal discussion about the scheme.