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Engineering Technician Programme

New and refreshed programmes to launch for 2021

Are you looking for Work experience? Get in touch with your local RWE power station or business now!

Power your future with our engineering technician programme

Are you excited to kick start your engineering career in a dynamic organisation, focused on securing the UK’s energy supply

Our specially designed, IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) accredited programme provides the perfect blend of development opportunities; including the technical, practical and business skills needed to be an engineering technician of today and tomorrow.

Salary: starting salary of £20,000 rising to circa £28,700 in year 4. We also cover your accommodation costs and expenses during academic study and training
Programme duration: 4 years
Locations: Little Barford, Didcot B, Staythorpe and Pembroke power stations, and our Embedded Assets North group (based near Middlesbrough).
Entry Requirements: National Certificate/BTEC in an engineering subject OR 2 A Levels including a Mathematics and a Science based subject, or equivalent

Your opportunity:
Engineering technicians are essential to our power generation business. RWE Generation UK is committed to developing highly skilled people; and provides exciting career opportunities within its portfolio of power generation sites.
During the first 2 years of the programme you will complete further education modules, supplemented by a range of technical and practical skills training delivered at our Yorkshire training facility. In years 3 and 4 you will develop ‘on the job’ in class leading power stations. You are supported throughout your programme by experienced power industry and training professionals.

years 1 and 2:

  • You will complete the IOSH Working Safely course.
  • You will achieve a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and a Level 4 HNC Diploma in Operations Engineering
  • You will learn valuable technical and practical skills at Ferrybridge Training Academy
  • You will agree your specialist area of study with your line manager and mentor, from Electrical, Mechanical, Operations or Control & Instrumentation


In years 3 and 4:

  • You will complete the IOSH Managing Safely course
  • You will be based at a power station, developing your agreed specialism, supported by power industry specialists and training staff.
  • You will undertake further Specialist Technical Skills Courses
  • With your cohort, you will achieve a CMI level 2 Diploma in Team Leading
  • On concluding the programme, you will be ready to apply for IET EngTech accreditation.
  • You may have the opportunity to further develop and work towards a Higher National Diploma


On successful completion the programme, we look forward to your application for a role as an Engineering Technician within the Operations, Maintenance or Engineering teams at one of our power stations.

Who are we looking for?

  • Your inquisitive and analytical mind-set make you a great problem solver
  • You have a desire to learn, and further develop your skills
  • Your highly motivated can-do attitude enables you to work independently
  • You are a fantastic team-player with exceptional communication skills
  • You take initiative, are conscientious and committed
  • You have a passion for the energy industry


About RWE Generation UK

Our energy for a sustainable life 
RWE has reliably supplied people and companies with electricity for more than 120 years. The way we generate power is changing fundamentally and RWE is driving this change. RWE is committed to be carbon-neutral by 2040, and to generating electricity in a clean, safe and affordable way. 

RWE in the UK 
We operate a large and diverse portfolio of power generation assets in the UK. We are the UK’s second largest generator of thermal flexible capacity, supplying around 10% of the UK’s electricity last year with 8.6GW of installed capacity. The portfolio includes the UK’s largest fleet of gas-fired power stations, along with some coal and a small amount of biomass. Following a transaction with E.ON and integration of E.ON and innogy renewable assets, RWE will be the third largest renewable generator in UK, with a diverse portfolio of onshore wind, offshore wind and, hydro amounting to over 2.2GW.

We build trust. We deliver performance. We inspire passion