Apprenticeships 2018 (Edinburgh)

From £13,000 to £27,000 per annum
29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Apprenticeships 2018
Closing date: 30 September 2017

Location: Edinburgh Reference: 17200EXT A fantastic opportunity for ambitious candidates to join our progressive, award winning organisation on our accredited apprenticeship programme. Our Gas Networks Craftperson Apprenticeship will offer you an excellent development opportunity throughout the 18 month programme. You will receive bespoke training and, after successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be placed in a permanent role.

During the apprenticeship you will develop the knowledge and practical skills to install new and replacement gas services and to undertake repairs to the gas supply network, often involving excavation on the highway. It will be a blend of classroom and workshop based training, complemented by on-the-job experience. Upon successful completion you will become a competent Team Leader at one of our operational depots.

SGN manage and operate the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.8 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. Whoever your supplier is, our pipes deliver gas safely, reliably and efficiently to every one of our customers. It’s your gas, in our network


·Minimum qualifications required are C Grade GCSE/Standard Grade/National 5 (or equivalent) in the following subjects; Maths, English, 1 Science (physics or chemistry) and 1 other academic subject

·A desire to work in a technical environment is a must and some relevant experience would be advantageous, but not essential.

·Excellent communication and team working skills

·Flexibility is essential in this role in terms of hours of work for training and operational duties. You will be required to attend centralised locations for your training, meaning that you will spend periods of time away from home. You will also be required to participate on an emergency standby rota.

·We would prefer that you are able to drive, but if you can’t you would be expected to pass your test at the earliest opportunity.

You will receive a starting salary of £13,000, on satisfactory completion of the full 18 month programme your salary will be circa £27,000. In addition to the salary, there will be other payments for overtime and call-out.

SGN is committed to developing an equal, diverse and inclusive culture and welcome applicants from all individuals regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, belief or background.

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