Your Ambition Keeps Cosy Constant
We’re proud to be the nation’s largest owner and operator of gas distribution networks. Our 6,000 colleagues, working across four gas networks, keep the energy flowing to over 12 million homes and businesses. That’s half of the UK we keep safe and warm. 24/7. 365 days a year. For the past 200 years.
We’re super powered up about what our future holds and that’s where you come in. As a member of our Apprenticeship Programme, you’ll support our growth and innovation and help us to create better, safer tomorrows, today. With us you’ll start your career with real purpose and direction and feel genuinely proud about what you do.
About our Engineering Apprenticeship
As an Apprentice in our Repair Support team you’ll see first-hand what it’s like to be at the heart of our business, keeping the nation safe.
You’ll need a passion for fixing whatever needs fixing and solving whatever needs solving. You won’t be afraid of getting your hands dirty. If you’ve got this passion then the Repair Support Apprenticeship is right up your street!
We’ve tailored our 2-year programme to give you the right mix of on and off the job specialist Technical training ensuring you get everything you need to build a future in engineering. You’ll be the friendly face of Cadent, working with our experts out on the streets of our communities. There’ll be no stopping you as you work on our gas mains and learn how to quickly and safely respond to gas escapes.
You’ll also be supported by a dedicated programme manager, business mentor and line manager, and also our community of apprentices who provide the perfect support network, pulling from their personal experience they’ll provide guidance and assistance and you’ll inspire each other from the very start.
At the end of your apprenticeship you’ll have achieved a whole host of qualifications including the Gas Network Team Leader Level 2 Apprenticeship, all of which will support you moving forward with a career at Cadent.
Once qualified you’ll be responsible for leading a two-person Repair Team. Responding to gas escapes, your day to day responsibilities will include working on deep excavations up to 2.5m, isolating gas mains and services to repair and make safe, conducting service checks, ensuring cable avoidance and much more. Meeting different people every day and working in lots of different locations, no two days will be the same!
We have vacancies in;
Norwich, Peterborough, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Watford
Northampton, Kettering, Sheffield, Chesterfield
Slough, Woodford, Rayleigh, Fulham, Barnet, Islington
Blackpool, Preston, Garston, Ellesmere Port, Bolton, Manchester
Please note, we do have multiple vacancies across varied locations for all of our apprenticeships. Duplicate applications will not be progressed so please apply to one apprenticeship programme in your preferred location.
We’re looking for people who act with pride, purpose and ownership to join our Apprenticeship Programme, along with:
- 3 GCSEs minimum grade C/4 or equivalent – 2 of which must be Maths and English Language
- Hold a valid full UK car driving licence or be willing to obtain one by the start of programme
- High levels of personal and professional energy – you’ll have lots of drive and motivation too!
- A shared sense of purpose – we’re on an exciting journey of growth – do you want to be part of it?
- A passion for engineering and customer service – We’re looking for people who can delight our customers!
- Team Spirit – We support each other, with all our strengths and differences, to succeed
When you’re responsible for some of the most challenging and vital work around, it’s only right that you receive some of the best rewards and benefits around too. With us, you can expect a starting salary of £16,305 which rises within each year of your training, the opportunity to earn a £250 performance bonus, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, access to our flexible benefits scheme, a generous company pension scheme and whilst on training you’ll also receive fully expensed travel and accommodation.
The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is vitally important to us and that’s why we offer access to free occupational health services, including physiotherapy and our employee assistance program which offers confidential counselling.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive and dynamic working environment and have a number of initiatives in place to support this. These include development programmes designed for female colleagues and an employment scheme aimed at young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities which our Graduates play a key role in running.
You will have the opportunity on our programme to make a real difference and become one of Cadent’s ambassadors for STEM. Representing our programme across the business up to senior stakeholders and within our external communities.
This Apprenticeship will start in September 2020.