NORTHERN Powergrid is seeking new recruits.

The company, which is responsible for the region's power network, is looking for up to 30 people to join this year's graduate and technical staff trainee engineer programme and its trainee engineer (foundation degree) scheme.

Becky Robson, Northern Powergrid's head of people, said: "The energy industry is an exciting place to be as we innovate in smart technology and work towards creating a low-carbon network that delivers more for our customers.

"This makes it an excellent time to consider a career in our business.

"We're looking to create a diverse new generation of engineers who can energise their career, strengthen our workforce and help us deliver our £3 billion programme of investments and improvements for our customers now and in the future."

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Applications close on March 19.