Gas Engineer Apprentice

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1382376047-2
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Northern Gas
  • Location: Thornaby, Yorkshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Engineering, Health and Safety, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Gas Engineer Apprentice
Starting salary of £21,177.00 with increases in line with successful completion of modules
Course Duration will be 4 years
Located in our Cannon Park depot with a projected start date is 23rd September 2024
During training travel will be required to the Training Centre (with accommodation provided) in York

We now have two amazing opportunities to join us as a Gas Engineer Apprentice across our network based at our depot in Cannon Park. In year one and two, you will undertake your Gas Network Operative level 2 (GNO) qualification and following successful completion, in years three and four, you will progress to achieve Gas Network Craftsperson Level 3.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will be qualified as a Team Leader working across our gas network! The opportunities available may vary and will also depend on the business need in four years time. Further post-apprenticeship development opportunities may also be available for high performers!

The day to day role as an NGN Gas Engineer Apprentice includes but is not limited to
• Responding to emergency situations
• Working on maintenance and repair works within our gas pipe network
• Using a wide range of tools and specialist equipment
• Using laptops, tablets and mobile phones to update your work progress
• Working in sometimes remote locations, in all weathers
• Working safely and efficiently often in the public eye

You will be great if you are naturally curious, a problem-solver, innovative, calm under pressure, customer-focused and a team player. We want you to embrace who you are and what makes you 'you'. It is our role to build on your own natural qualities and provide you with the tools to succeed!

In order to join us we do ask some essential criteria to be met
• You must be aged 18+ to apply by the start of the programme, this is due to important health and safety considerations for these roles
• You have to be comfortable wearing protective clothing and PPE
• Please note we have a clean shaven policy for all employees and once again this is due to important safety requirements and you must comply with this policy if it applies to you
• You have achieved Maths, English and a Science at GCSE Grades 4-9 as these are essential for course entry. We will request to see copies of your GCSE grades should you be selected for a 1st stage interview

So, who are we? We are Northern Gas Networks. We deliver gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses in the North East, Northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire. That s around 6.7million individual customers. We don t generate or sell the gas, but we transport it to homes and businesses in our region through a vast network of underground pipes. In fact, we own and maintain more than 37,000km of gas pipes - enough to stretch from Leeds to Sydney and back again. We cover large cities like Newcastle, Sunderland, Leeds, York, Hull, and Bradford, and our work extends to rural areas like North Yorkshire and Cumbria.

Our Values are at the heart of what we do. In addition to your key responsibilities, you will incorporate these into the daily life of your role. We are Trailblazing, Empowered, Heartfelt, Community Focused, Intellectually Curious and most of all we are Happy!

Benefits
25 days annual leave (plus recognised bank holidays and 2 half days over the Christmas period)
SSP for first 7 calendar days then occupational sick pay
A generous stakeholder 5/10 pension scheme
Flexible benefits and salary sacrifice options from discounts on a variety of UK attractions, gym membership, restaurant discounts, experience days and exclusive NGN discounts and much more!
An array of fantastic family- friendly policies such as 6 weeks paternity leave (for eligible employees) and 6 months full pay for employees on maternity leave (for eligible employees), as well as shared parental leave and many more

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion culture at NGN is embedded in everything that we do. We will be delighted to hear from a diverse range of applicants, so we can continue to grow our great team of people. We are proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant, helping ex-services personnel back into employment, as well as being members of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) and we are committed to delivering our Opportunity Action Plan having signed the Social Mobility Pledge campaign, whereby we will establish our business as a force for good in the communities that we serve.

Next Steps
Please apply via our online process and ensure to include as much information about yourself that you feel relevant to your application. No need to worry about a CV, instead, please submit a cover letter of no more than 500 words. Remember this is your opportunity to set yourself apart from all other applications so take your time. You will need to answer the following questions;
1. Why do you believe you would make a great Gas Engineer?
2. Why do you want to work specifically for Northern Gas Networks?
3. Do you have any further qualifications or experience from past roles that may be relevant to this apprenticeship other than the GCSE grades that are essential for course entry? If so, tell us what they are and why they are relevant.
4. If there is anything else that you would like to tell us about yourself now is your opportunity!

Dependant on the volume of applications we may close the advert early however we will keep it open for a minimum of two weeks. If you require adjustments to support you throughout the recruitment process, we want to hear about how we can help. Any applicant that requires reasonable adjustments from initial application through to interview are asked to contact the Recruitment Team at (url removed)