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

Scott roberts

I'm currently looking to better myself in my career path and hoping to show my potential off. I'm currently searching the Web for an apprenticeship for gas works and have had some recent work done on my own boiler carried out by a British gas engineer and he had nothing but praise for the British gas company and how he started of with the apprenticeship scheme and how well and happy he is. So I thought I'd give it a try and find out if there are any vacancies around wf9 area ??

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Ben Roseblade

Hi, I have just finished my level one plumbing course, and I am looking for an apprenticeship. I will be 17 in August. Ben

joanna sammons

I would like to train as a gas engineer

Maqsood ahmed

Hi iam very interested in doing an apprentaship in gas Central heating can some one please advice me if British gas are hiring

jimmy. p.

Hi there. i am studying for plumbing and been working too, doing some plumbing jobs in domestic. i am on level 3 and im interested to join the apprenticeships but it seems to be impossible, as i ve tried to call and contact many companies and they dont reply . is there any chance i can join the apprenticeship in british gas,???/ or at least will i get a reply to explain how it works out??/???/ regards Jimmy P.

Matthew courtney

please advise on the recruitment details for the scheme above

Joe Roberts

I would like to be considered for an apprentaship with British Gas. I have level 2 plumbing and heating and will be starting my level 3 diploma in plumbing in September. I am very keen to join a company in which I can progress and develop my skills.

adam fairburn

Looking for an apprenticeship

Garry Kenealy

I am a mature student and am coming to the end of a level 2 Tech plumbing and heating depolma. I am 25 years old and have a pleasent manor. I can provide refeences that I have an excellent attendance and punctuality record with good interpersaonal skills. I am harding working and reliable and I would take full advantage of this opportunity of an apprenticship, if I was lucky enough to be offered it.