What do you love most about the job?
Arriving at work not knowing where you’re going to end up and what exactly you’ll be working on that day is exciting and means there’s something different to look forward to each day. And you feel good at the end of the day that you’ve gone and restored someone’s power.
What advice would you give young people still at school considering a job like yours?
I’d say go for it – you get paid as you train, you get a good career and can pretty much go anywhere in the world.
Once qualified, he’ll be able to work as a registered line mechanic. With further training he could progress into positions such as different kinds of line mechanics, electrical engineer, distribution faultman, electrician, electrical fitter, distribution network field switcher. Line mechanics can progress into team leader and managerial roles.