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We’re hiring more apprentices!

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British Gas has a long and proud history of training apprentices so we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be expanding our programme to welcome a further 200 young people onto our apprenticeship scheme. 

The apprentices will graduate to jobs installing, servicing and repairing energy efficient boilers and central heating systems in homes across the UK, and will benefit from two years of training rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. They will also be encouraged to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, which all British Gas apprentices look to achieve as part of their training. 

A British Gas apprenticeship involves a mix of training at the British Gas Academy and time spent working in customers’ homes shadowing a ‘buddy’, who will be a fully trained British Gas engineer. In the last ten years, we’ve recruited and trained over 3,300 apprentices, and last year alone British Gas invested £10million into training academies and apprentices. 

Of the 200 apprentices we’re looking to recruit, 36 apprenticeships have been snapped up in Scotland, Birmingham, Leicester and Guildford. They will begin their Central Heating Installation apprenticeship this month at British Gas academies. But don’t worry, because if you’re interested in joining British Gas as an apprentice in the service and repair division, applications will open in the next month. 

Gary Smith, GMB National Secretary for Energy and Utilities, said: "The British Gas apprenticeship is the best available. It is a real apprenticeship scheme that equips young people for life. It is great news that amongst all the economic gloom and with unemployment amongst the young soaring that so many opportunities are being created.”

Chris Jansen, Managing Director of Services at British Gas, said:  “We’re proud of our apprentices and the role they play in helping our customers’ homes stay warm and in good working order. Applicants often think that they need the technical skills in place already before they apply. Interpersonal skills are actually more important to us. We can teach the technical knowledge, we’re looking for people who are natural communicators and want to give great service to our customers.” 

You can register your interest now and find out more information at www.britishgasjobs.co.uk

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10 Comments

Shaun

Hi I'm 29 and from South Wales, I have my nvq level2 in plumbing and have worked with many heating firms as a team fitting combination boilers , but they have never put me through my gas training. I would like the opportunity to achieve my gas, would you be able to help me out with this. Kind regards Shaun

Joseph

I am 18 years of age, and currently completing a level 2 diploma in plumbing at my local college. I'm interested in finding out if you have any apprenticeships available within this field, or similar. If you have anything available within the Suffolk area, I would appreciate it if you could contact me, thanks...

Ashley Fyle

I am interested in becoming an apprentice, however I would like more information as to how to become one. If I could perhaps have a number and talk to someone that would help me understand what the expectations are and what type of skills I would need to have in order to be successful in this industry. Thank you for reading Ashley Fyle

Jaime Gallagher

Are there any apprenticeships in the Glasgow area?

ben richardson

I am very interested in being a british gas engineer and have already done a 6 months college course at met uk to be corgi registered. this was incomplete so I would like to start a fresh apprenticeship using the skill and knowledge I have already learned

Pamela

I am very interested in your apprentices scheme and look forward to hearing from you in due course. Thank you

Wayne

Hi my name is Wayne, Im 22 and i am from the West Sussex area, i have completed my NVQ and diploma Level 2 in both my Plumbing and Heating and also my Maintenance, I have been in employment since 17 and would like the opportunity to work for British Gas and better my skills. Thanks Wayne

Lewis H

Dear Sir/Madam my name is Lewis, age 20 and from Kent. I am currently in full time work and I would like a career change. I Have all GCSE'S needed and would like to be shown new skills for a new path. It would be great for an opportunity. hope to hear from you soon. Yours Faithfully Lewis H

Michael Busby

Dear Sir/Madam I am writing to enquire about any plumbing vacancies you may have. I attended Quarles campus Havering college for two and a half years and worked as an apprentice with croft plumbing and heating for two years. I have had very good feedback from costumers. I am polite, courteous and hard working. I would appreciate your consideration as I really enjoy plumbing and I would like to complete my apprenticeship and college course. Thank you in advance Yours faithfully Michael Busby

Andrew Bonham

I am 17 years old and am looking for the opportunity to get to learn about the gas industry as I would like to participate in the role later on in life as it really interests me.I look forward from hearing from you again in the near future. kind regards Andrew