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Energy Operations Future Professional Engineer Programme

North West
Closing date
May 29, 2023

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Energy Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Energy Operations Future Professional Engineer Programme

North West Based


Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your engineering skills and knowledge? Join our team as a Trainee Future Engineer in our Energy Operations department at Cadent Gas. As a Trainee Future Engineer, you'll be part of a team responsible for ensuring the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the gas network infrastructure.

During your time with us, you'll have the chance to develop new skills and knowledge related to the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the gas network, including pipelines, above ground installations and storage facilities. Using on-the-job learning, you'll see first-hand how theory can be applied in real-world scenarios. You'll also have the opportunity to observe and learn from industry experts who are currently working in the field, giving you a deeper understanding of how your learning can be applied to your own work.

In this role, you'll be involved in a range of key functions within the Energy Operations department, including monitoring and control, maintenance and repairs, asset management, compliance, safety, and stakeholder management.

At the end of the program, you'll have gained the experience and training needed to move into a role as a Project Supervisor. This is an exciting opportunity to take your career to the next level and contribute to a critical function that plays a key role in meeting the needs of customers and stakeholders.

Over the 24-month programme, you'll develop leadership skills, gain technical understanding, and experience professional development, through a combination of theoretical learning and on the job experience. You'll study towards achieving a HNC in Mechanical Engineering, covering topics such as Engineering Design, Mechanical Principles and managing an Engineering Project.

You'll be supported every step of the way by a dedicated programme manager, business mentor and line manager. Our community of trainees also 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 Cadent Gas, we value our employees and provide a supportive and collaborative work environment. We believe in developing and investing in talent, and we know that by supporting our future leaders and engineers to gain the very best skills, behaviours and experience, we'll continue to have a bright, successful future and you will too. Join us and be part of a team that makes a difference every day.

Apply now and take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career in engineering.

What you will bring:

• Educated to a minimum of B/4 GCSE standard in Maths.

• 5 GCSE's A-C or grade 9-4

• Driving Licence Essential

• Willingness to learn & a thirst for knowledge

• Interest in Engineering

What's In It For You

Here at Cadent, we are committed to supporting our employees to get the best out of themselves. For this role in particular we can offer:

• Funding and support towards your professional accreditation

• Ample opportunity for progression within the business

• Mentoring and guidance opportunities


We offer a host of benefits to suit your lifestyle and support your well-being. These include:

• Pension Scheme double matched up to a total of 18% of salary (i.e., employee contributions of up to 6%, double matched by a Cadent contribution of up to 12%)

• 25 days holiday, plus statutory days, and an option to buy more

• Fantastic career development prospects with funded learning options, including support with exams, and internal and external learning and development

• Strong focus on supporting you as an individual including:

o hybrid working

o flexible working

o strong commitments to ED&I

o generous family provision policies

• Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, insurance, and healthcare packages, plus much more

• My Offers membership card - offering discounts and savings from hundreds of retailers

• 2 paid volunteering days per year

• Free gym access at the Ansty office, as well as a 'Gympass' scheme providing free or heavily subsidised local gym memberships

We want our employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance and are happy to discuss flexible working options with you if the role can accommodate it. Let us know about your flexibility requirements, whether that be reduced hours, remote working, flexible start/finish times, or compressed hours, and we will be more than happy to explore what's possible for the role.

About Us

At Cadent we're excited to be part of the future of UK energy! We've got a clear roadmap that will drive our performance to the forefront of our industry and support the UK government in achieving its net zero targets by 2050.

We're making a difference through innovation and new ways of working. Together we're shaping a cleaner, greener future for our 11 million customers whom we put at the heart of everything we do.

Diversity and Inclusion
Don't meet every single requirement listed?

Understanding, learning, and celebrating what makes us different, as well as what we have in common, is good for us as individuals and enables us to work better together as one team. Cadent is committed to being an equitable and diverse employer that fosters an inclusive culture for all our employees, therefore, all our employment decisions are assessed based on qualifications, merit, and business need. So, if you're excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification mentioned, we would still love for you to submit your application - You may just be the right person for this role or other opportunities at Cadent.

As a recognised Disability Confident Employer, we are proud to champion inclusion in the workplace and ensure to provide an environment that is accessible to all and supports individuals throughout their journey with Cadent. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process.

We place great importance on equity, diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Our employee communities Women in Cadent, Pride at Work (LGBTQ+), Embrace (ethnicity and religion), Thrive! (disability) and the Cadent Military Community can't wait to welcome you!

Circle Back Initiative

As an active and proud member of The Circle Back Initiative, we aim to ensure that all candidates receive a response to their application, regardless of the outcome.

We will be receiving applications until the specified date above, though Cadent retains the right to close this vacancy early without prior notification, so it is advisable to complete your application at your earliest convenience.

Be part of something big. Help shape the future of gas for generations to come.

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