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Engineering Training Programme - Capital Delivery, Cadent

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Barnet, Hitchin, Peterborough Energy & Utilities Jobs

Job Reference:  006830
Job level:  Professional
Employer:  Energy & Utilities Jobs
Company Name:  Cadent
Industry:  Engineering
Job Type:  Full Time
Salary:  £20,000 - £29,999
Salary and Benefits:  £23,500


City:  Barnet, Hitchin, Peterborough


Your Ambition Keeps Cosy Constant

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

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


About our Engineering Training Programme

This is a unique opportunity to become a member of our Capital Delivery Team. Developing skills in engineering, you will work alongside your business peers to support our team interfacing with our customers, our operational colleagues and the engineering functions you will quickly make your mark as an engineer of the future.

You’ll work directly with our colleagues in a supervisory support capacity whilst we provide gas to businesses, homes and industries. That way, you can grow your skills and knowledge to help us provide our customers with an even better service. There’s a real sense of purpose about a career with Cadent. And there’s great pride in knowing that you’re playing a vital part in keeping the nation safe and warm.

Over the 24-month programme, you’ll develop leadership skills, gain technical exposure and 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 HNC in mechanical, electrical or instrumentation depending on the discipline.

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.


About Our Capital Delivery Team

The Capital Delivery Team are responsible for the design and build of above and below 7 bar construction schemes. This includes security upgrades, above ground asset upgrades, customer-driven diversions and new connection projects, along with network reinforcement and remediation of integrity issues.

The Team are also responsible for customer and stakeholder management and provide a technical assurance and plant protection service for major infrastructure schemes with self-lay powers.

We are also on a journey to deliver the first net zero carbon construction project – protecting and enhancing the environment. We are also stimulating innovation in the industry to find safer, quicker, and less costly ways to deliver our projects.

This role is suited to individuals who have a keen interest in engineering and a passion for innovation. In this role, you will work within our Capital Delivery Team who are upgrading our High-Pressure Assets. You’ll work with supervisors and teams on site to safely deliver engineering projects and deliver network improvements to deliver customer excellence. You’ll also gain an understanding of the regulatory and contractual environment that we operate in.

The location of this role is flexible across our Networks. However, the role will also include frequent travel across our networks, including Leicester, Sheffield, Coventry and Manchester. 


What You’ll Bring

Cadent will keep your energy flowing, but to work here you’ll have high levels of personal and professional energy, plus lots of drive and motivation too. You’ll have a forward-thinking mind-set with a passion for customer service to delight our customers. We’re looking for individuals with team spirit who act with curiosity, courage, pride, purpose and ownership to join our team. Along with:

  • A valid UK driving licence
  • GCSE English Language at minimum Grade C / 4 (or equivalent) 
  • GCSE Maths at minimum Grade B / 6 (or equivalent) 

Plus, one of the below;

  • 2 A Levels minimum Grade C (1 must be in either Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Technology)
  • BTEC Level 3 in an Engineering discipline – Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • HNC/HND in Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering – Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • A Degree in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Technology discipline – Minimum Grade 2:2


What’s In It For You

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 £23,500 which rises within each year of your training, plus;

  • 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays, with the option to buy more
  • Generous Pension Scheme which is double matched up to 12%
  • Opportunity to earn performance bonus up to £250
  • Expensed travel and accommodation whilst away on training
  • Flexible Benefits including; cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, insurance and healthcare packages
  • My Offers membership card – offering discounts and savings from hundreds of retailers
  • Access to our Occupational Health Services including our employee assistance programme which offers confidential counselling
  • Support with financial wellbeing

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.


Be Yourself

Cadent embraces Diversity and Inclusion and we 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.

We celebrate what makes us different, as well as what we have in common.  This enables us to work better as one team shaping a dynamic, innovative and inclusive culture.  Our employee communities support us in keeping our employees engaged and motivated and through our partnerships and covenants we ensure our workforce reflects our communities in all their diversity.

Cadent is a Disability Confident employer so if you require any reasonable adjustments as part of our recruitment process, please get in touch and let us know.  We’re also happy to discuss flexible working options should the role accommodate it.

Be part of something big. Join us and help shape the future of gas for generations to come.


This programme will start in September 2022

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