Job TitleElectrical Network: Overhead Line Craftsman

An overhead power line is used to transmit electrical energy along large distances – you have probably seen electricity pylons and these overhead lines in your hometown or nearby. You’ll be responsible for looking after overhead line – investigating faults, repair and inspection – and making sure you report back accurately on your work and findings.

As you can imagine, to do this work you need to meet the highest safety standards to keep you and others protected.

Training/QualificationsThe usual route into this industry is through a recognised electrotechnical or engineering apprenticeship, which will give you the required Level 3 S/NVQ to carry out the role, along with specific health and safety training.

Opportunities for progression are often available in the industry but individuals will be required to undertake formal industry safety and environmental training and induction.

You may move onto specialist projects and progress to supervisory and managerial roles as you gain experience Opportunities may arise for example in design, planning, as well as specialist roles in Health & Safety and Training