We’ve all heard of British Gas, but have you ever considered a career with them? Alison Jones, Group Resourcing Diversity Co-ordinator at British Gas, told us a little bit about what a career with British Gas has to offer.
British Gas is a leading energy company – part of the Centrica group, one of the Top 30 companies in the FTSE100. We focus entirely on energy and related services – activities which offer exciting opportunities across a wide range of career paths throughout the UK.
Every one of our people has a role to play in driving our business forward. Whether you’re in engineering or marketing, IT or finance, at British Gas you’ll have the chance to make a real contribution to the company.
Our apprenticeships are about more than just the technical skills to become a highly qualified gas engineer, an Engineering Technician or one of our Software Developers; we also build into the programme a range of leadership development modules. Training is provided in house at one of our offices or for our engineering roles at one of our on-site award-wining training academies. And for some of the roles you will also commit to completing the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award .
We offer many different apprenticeships in Centrica and British Gas:
British Gas Service and Repair and Central Heating Installations apprenticeships
The minimum age for an apprenticeship is 16 years old and there is no maximum age. To apply for an apprenticeship you need to have obtained 4 GCSE’s grade C or above, or an equivalent such as an NVQ/SNVQ Level 2.
British Gas IS (Information Systems) apprenticeships
Where you can learn from experts with experience and pick up skills you simply would not get in the classroom. It’s a 2 year scheme and you will gain an Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3).
You need 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English and preferable ICT. Applications generally open in March and these roles are based in Staines.
You can find out more at: www.britishgasjobs.co.uk/ISapprenticeships.
Centrica Powers Generation apprenticeships
This modern apprentice programme is a 4 year programme developing Engineering Technicians for our Power Generation Business. Throughout the programme we will support you to develop an increasing theoretical and practical knowledge that you can demonstrate on an everyday basis.
You should have or expect to gain GCSE (or equivalent) A to C in Maths, English and Science (double or triple award), and two other subjects. Technical experience or technical/vocational qualifications would be an advantage but are not essential.
British Gas Traineeships
All of out trainees undertake a comprehensive programme of training .This includes training on-site in one of our award-wining training academies as well as on-the-job coaching with qualified engineers. We offer traineeships in Smart Metering and Electrician roles.
The minimum age for a traineeship is 17 years old and there is no maximum age. To apply for traineeship you need to have a driving licence (with 6 points or less) and also have some customer service experience.
British Gas Trainee Smart Energy Expert
British Gas leads the way in energy efficient products such as smart meters that help our customers control their energy usage, save money and reduce their carbon footprint. Installing gas and electric smart meters is just one part of the job and our accredited training programme will equip you with all the technical knowledge you will need, providing you with Gas Safe Register and NICEIC accreditations.
You will need strong communication skills and be a good listener; eager to understand our customer’s individual situations and identify the solutions that best meet their needs. Most importantly you will have a passion for delivering excellent customer service.
British Gas Trainee Electrical Field Engineer (white goods)
Our white goods electrical field engineers carry our repairs to white goods and kitchen appliances, domestic electrical installations maintenance and annual basic inspections on customer’s electrical appliances and domestic electrical installations.
British Gas Trainee Electrical Field Engineer (electrician)
Our electrical field engineers carry out the installation of domestic electrical equipment and maintain equipment and undertake annual basic inspections on customer’s domestic electrical installations. They also work closely with our New Energy Solar PV Technicians.
To apply for a role with us you would need to access our website at: www.britishgasjobs.co.uk unless otherwise stated.
All our job postings are postcode driven, therefore if you apply on line and there are no vacancies in your area, you can register for a job alert and we will email you when the vacancies in your area are opened.
The Centrica Graduate Programme.
Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, run a graduate scheme and more details can be located at www.centrica.com/graduates.
Help us shape the future of energy and we will give you an environment where you can flourish, we offer a competitive salary with a starting bonus plus flexible benefits.
You require a 2.2 degree in any subject and if you are ambitious and commercially savvy, join us in one of the following streams: Customer Operations, Marketing, HR, Analysts, Information Systems, Finance, Engineering or Geosciences.