Scotia Gas Networks Limited

Energy Engineering Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Scotia Gas Networks Limited (Employer)

East Sussex College Group (Training Provider)

Annual wage £25,176.00
35.0 hours per week You will be employed for 35 hours per week. You may be required to work evenings and weekends. Shifts will be confirmed on appointment.
24 months (duration)
19 September 2022(start date)
Gas network operative (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
16 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are launching our 2-year Gas Network Apprenticeship and are looking for a diverse range of people to join our highly skilled Operations teams. This learning journey will provide you with the skills to develop your career and work with highly skilled teams in safely delivering a gas supply to 5.9 million homes and businesses.


What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be supporting our engineers on site and learning from them every day when carrying out gas service and mains repair activities. The physical aspect of this job involves excavating/digging in the public/private highways laying and repairing gas pipes, so you will be working in a variety of outdoor environments safely and as part of a team.

The key parts of the role include:

  • Excavating sites for gas network work
  • Carrying out repair and replacement activities to our gas network infrastructure
  • Disconnecting and removing gas meters from gas services, leaving it safe
  • Responding to gas related emergency situations
  • Restoring gas supplies
  • Checking and maintaining tools and equipment before and after  use in gas network infrastructure work
  • Delivering great customer communications
  • Challenging any unsafe behaviours.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

With this apprenticeship you will complete block release from East Sussex College's Eastbourne Campus. 20% of your contracted working hours will be spent on training. Training is anything that leads to you learning skills, knowledge and behaviours relevant to the apprenticeship. It will include mentoring, shadowing, block release, meetings with your assessor, written work, putting together a portfolio of evidence etc. 

As part of the apprenticeship you will complete:

  • The Level 2 Gas Networks Operative Standard. You will receive either a grade Pass or Distinction after completing your final End Point Assessment.
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English if you don't have GCSEs at grades C/4 or above or equivalent. We will then try and upskill you to Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.
  • Level 1 Gas Network Construction Operations-Pass.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of this 2-year programme you will join our team on a permanent basis where there will be lots of opportunities to develop your skills further. We want someone who wants to progress career wise and has a passion for the industry.

Reality Check

1. Company benefits including retail discounts, HolidayPlus, gym & mobile discounts, plenty of health and wellbeing support, an excellent pension scheme, and more 2. Other benefits include being a part of a working environment where you are empowered to be yourself and work with all different kinds of people and joining a team where you work will directly impact SGNs commitments to keeping our customers’ safe and warm, as well as reducing our carbon footprint and driving innovation in our industry 3. To carry out this role and participate fully in the development programme, it is essential that you can drive. If you cannot drive currently, you will be expected to pass your test within 6 – 12 months of joining us. You need to be able to drive in order to cover the Southern patch and many places cannot be reached by public transport. You will be travelling during your working day. 4. You will be located in Poole (covering our Southern patch).

Skills Required

Team working, Commitment to 2 years training, A can-do attitude, Full and valid driving licence, Passion for the industry

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English Literature or Language and maths (Grade 4/C/Level 2 Functional Skills) Essential
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