Generation - Electrical Control and Instrumentation Programme

“I did a lot of training at the academy, using the tools and covering the principles and instrumentation. I also got to come to site and apply my skills with the support of people with years’ of experience.”
Adam Banks
EC&I Apprentice 

Adam Banks

Duration: 4 years

Location: Nottingham

What we do

The E.ON Generation Business and Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station is an exciting place to work. Ratcliffe is nearing the end of a major investment programme to ensure that it’s the cleanest operating coal fired power station in the country. The site team, made up of engineers and operational staff, run the station 24 hours a day and 365 days a year to produce electrical power for our customers. Ratcliffe has always been at the forefront of innovation and development in the electricity generation industry and is an environment that’s full of state of the art equipment. The station is one of the first in the UK to be fitted with a Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) system. More recently Ratcliffe’s combustion process has been upgraded by fitting a selective catalytic reduction plant. Ratcliffe continually works to improve its performance by implementing appropriate new technologies which improve plant efficiency and reduce emissions.

What you’ll do

An E.ON apprenticeship is your ticket to a development path leading you to become an engineer of the future. You’ll learn on the job, gaining vital hands on experience direct from our engineering experts at our technologically advanced power stations around the UK. What’s more, you’ll gain formal engineering training and qualifications with our very own Engineering Academy in Nottingham whilst getting paid. At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll have some impressive qualifications under your belt, including a BTEC Level 3 Diploma and NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Control and Instrumentation plus a HNC in years 3 and 4. You’ll be well on your way to becoming an electrical engineer.

What we’re looking for

We look for capable individuals who have a combination of academic achievements and an interest in engineering. So, if you’ve always been fascinated by how all things mechanical and electrical work, this apprenticeship could be perfect for you. It’s not about sitting in front of a computer screen. It’s about seeing how things operate on the ground. If you have such a passion – and you have at least five A-C Grades at GCSE in English, Maths, Science and Technology (or equivalent) – we’d love to hear from you.