Learn to repair, test, and maintain underground, submarine and overland power cables
As a Cable Splicer with BC Hydro, you play a vital role in ensuring reliable electricity for homes and businesses across B.
C. You splice all kinds of lead and metallic-covered power cables, both underground and overhead. You also repair cables that are damaged or in need of replacement.
What you learn and experience
to doing submarine cable work
Qualifications : what you bring
Equivalence documentation and transcripts
To successfully claim an equivalent status, you must provide documentation that effectively demonstrates you've taken equivalent courses.
You'll submit either a letter from your place of education or your instructor indicating the course(s), stating that the course(s) taken would be considered equivalent to or better than a grade 12 level.
You will need to provide a copy of transcripts demonstrating your high school graduation including Math 12, English 12 and Physics 12 as well as a driver's abstract and claims history during or before the interview process.
Program details and future job prospects
As a successful apprentice applicant, your training in the electricity trade begins with 48 months of on the job and 4 to 5 weeks per year for the first 3 years in classroom training plus a series of self-study training courses.
When you graduate, you can apply for cable splicer jobs in transmission or distribution :
Additional trades skills enhancement training is also required.
Where you train and work
During your apprenticeship, you’ll be based primarily in the Lower Mainland with assignments in other areas of the province to broaden your experiences.
Graduated apprentices usually obtain jobs in the Lower Mainland where the majority of Cable Splicers are located, but may also be located in Victoria.
Pay and benefits
As an apprentice, you earn 75% of the full trade rate while you learn, with further increases during the apprenticeship.
The starting Cable Splicer apprentice rate is $32.23.
You learn and work in a healthy and safe environment supported by a competitive package that includes vacation (minimum of 3 weeks), overtime pay, designated day offs with pay, disability income, health and vision care, and dental benefits.