Opportunities at PPL
PPL is looking for skilled, experienced, diverse professionals with the knowledge needed to meet the challenges of the 21st-century energy industry.
Major job types for which we are regularly hiring include:
- Finance and accounting professionals
- Plant operators
- IT professionals
- Project managers
Some positions require a two-year technical or trade degree or equivalent military experience, or a four-year college degree. Our online job listings include specific information on required education and experience for each position.
We’re also looking for candidates whose core competencies align with our company values, such as a strong safety culture and a team orientation. Candidates can expect a work environment built around our strong safety culture and fundamental values.
What to expect
Service. Dedication. Commitment.
Thank you for your service to our country. We value your contributions and welcome applicants who have served in the military. At PPL, we believe your dedication and service to our country complement our mission to provide the energy that powers the American way of life.
Whether operating power plants, engineering Smart Grid technology for future generations, or upgrading the power lines that deliver electricity to homes and businesses, PPL has opportunities that value your skills, discipline and dedication.
PPL has earned a trusted reputation among the military community as a preferred employer.
The company has received the coveted Patriot Award recognizing its longtime support of military reservists.
PPL has been continuously recognized as a Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs magazine.
We are proud sponsors of the “Troops 2 Energy Jobs” initiative, which is designed to bring the military, education and the utility industry together to promote career opportunities.
Discover how our openings fit your military experience.
Students & Graduates
Challenging. Rewarding. Educational.
We’re looking for a new generation of strong and successful leaders to take us to the next level. If you’re motivated, eager to learn and a solid academic performer, we might have a place for you.
We’re regularly looking for everything from electrical engineers to finance majors to information technology associates.
Check us out if you’re looking for a place to build a challenging, rewarding career or gain real-life experience to enhance what you’ve been learning in class.
- What is an intern/cooperative associate (co-op) and how do they fit into PPL?
Intern/cooperative associates at PPL work alongside industry professionals in a program designed to give students practical work experience and increase their professional abilities and skills in their field of study. Full-time and part-time competitively paid opportunities are available throughout the year.
The intern/co-op program helps students determine career interests and gain exposure to a corporate environment while gaining practical skills and experience to supplement their work in the classroom.
Opportunities for interns/cooperative associates are available in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
To qualify, you must:
- Be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university program.
- Be enrolled on a full-time basis as determined by the college or university (12 semester hours).
- Have an acceptable overall grade point average, not lower than a 3.0.
- Be eligible to work in accordance with Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.
- Be able to provide an official student transcript and other required information.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
Intern/co-op opportunities are available for various fields of study. PPL has arranged with local colleges to provide affordable housing options for summer interns/co-ops, both on-campus and off-campus.
- Are there other co-op/internship opportunities outside of Pennsylvania?
- LG&E and KU also offer co-op/internship programs in Kentucky during the summer, as well as the fall and spring semesters. Paid internships are open to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. In addition to real-world experience and competitive pay, co-ops and interns can attend educational and networking events and receive informal mentoring and job shadowing opportunities. Qualifying students may be eligible for a housing stipend or course fee reimbursement.
- Undergraduates who have the right to live and work in the U.K. may be interested in the Power Academy, an engineering scholarship scheme in which Western Power Distribution participates. Eight universities and 13 industrial companies are part of the arrangement which provides financial incentives, work experience and educational support for eligible students.
Tech & Trade Schools
Skilled. Technical. Focused.
PPL frequently hires entry-level candidates to join our operation in service centers and power plants throughout our service territory. In these roles, employees build their skills within a structured training program that leads to a rewarding career as a skilled worker in the following areas:
- Electrical technician
- Power plant operator
- System operator