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

Liam Robinson

I'm 23 and enquiring about the scheme. Age requirements experience and possible pay.

Kirsty Enderby

I am 21 looking for a career change in something new, I like the 'hands on' approach and think a job like this would be great for me. If I could get some more information on what it involves and how to apply it would be greatly appreciated.

Matthew

I am 16 and leaving school in June, I am enquiring about a British gas apprenticeship for when I leave school. Please could you give me more details in you're apprenticeship scheme.

Sunny dhaliwal

I am 20 years old and I am currently working with a gas engineer 4 days a week and i go 2 days at acton college. Just about to finish my level 3 plumbing course. And wondering How to apply for gas apprenticeship?

Cain Henry

I am 17 yrs old and currently completing a level 2 course in pluming studies passed 5 out of 9 exams so far and extremely confident that I will pass the course with flying colours. I have also applied for a level 3 plumbing course. however, I would really appreciate working as an apprentice for British gas, could you please give me some information on where, how and when to apply.

Tom Patterson

I am currently 17 years old and studying BSE 2000 Level 1 Plubming at Highbury College Portsmouth and I am looking for an apprenticeship I already hold two certificates, Level 1 Understand fundamental scientific principles within building services engineering and Level 1 Understand fundamental enviromental protection measures in building services engineering. Please if there are any apprenticeships in my area could you please send me more information.

stefan

I am enquiring about your apprentiship scheme. I would like to know what it involves and entry requirements.

joe stapleton

I am 16 and I am leaving school in June I am enquiring about a British Gas apprenticeship please could you send me some more information on about becoming one. Thank you.

Jack Rose

I will be leaving school in 2015 I am interested in doing an apprenticeship can you please advise me when and how the best time to do this as I would really like to become a member of The British Gas force. Thank you.

Liam Rice

I am very interested in an apprenticeship with British Gas please could you forward information for any apprentice vacancy that may occur in the near future I will be 17 in October.