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NI Water launches recruitment drive for Accelerated Craft Electrician Programme

5th September 2023

NORTHERN Ireland Water has launched a brand new recruitment drive to find electricians who are ready to take their career to new heights with an award-winning organisation.

Ten positions are now available on NI Water’s Accelerated Craft Electrician Development Programme, with permanent opportunities available across Northern Ireland, including Derry, Ballymena, Craigavon, Newry, Crossgar and Belfast.

As part of NI Water’s award-winning team, successful applicants will have the opportunity to enhance their skills and experience through a tailored accelerated development programme. Following an initial training period, where they will be provided with all the skills and knowledge they need to succeed, they will become Enhanced Craft Grade (ECG) Multi-skilled Electricians.

As part of the Accelerated Craft Electrician Programme, candidates will have an unrivalled opportunity to learn, benefit from full training and access to new and exciting technology, and to develop their skills and enjoy a unique and rewarding career. 

Successful applicants will receive an attractive reward package from day one, including a competitive salary with great benefits and structured career progression.  They will also receive an increase in salary, once their training is complete.

NI Water’s Terry Quinn, Head of Mechanical & Electrical Services explained: “These are transitional training roles within NI Water’s Mechanical & Electrical Services function to help already qualified electricians progress to the role of Enhanced Craft Grade (ECG) Multi-skilled Electrician.

“In this role you’ll receive training in the maintenance and repair of a wide range of electromechanical equipment within the water industry. It will primarily involve craft electrical maintenance activities supplemented by an element of mechanical activity.

“You’ll work on challenging and rewarding projects while being supported and guided by experienced mentors. You’ll receive training on specialist equipment and processes relevant to the water industry, all while having access to any supplemented college-based training programmes and other specialist training, to enhance your exposure to our unique technologies and practices. You’ll also be provided with your own NI Water van, really putting you in the driving seat of your new career.

As the region’s only water provider, we are core to the health, economy and environment of Northern Ireland and we are a skilled, committed team, with a shared sense of purpose and pride in our work. Our people are not only key to achieving our business goals, but they are what makes NI Water a great place to work.”

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