Graduate Development Programme

Wales & West Utilities
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Duration: 2 years

Salary: £25,000

Location: Newport, south Wales and various placement locations across Wales & the south west of England

Do you want to join the team that keeps 7.5 million people safe and warm?

We are Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service for Wales and the south west of England. We don’t sell gas; instead we use our 35,000km network of pipes to transport gas to homes and businesses. We respond to gas emergencies and we’re investing £2m a week across our network, connecting new properties and upgrading old metal gas pipes to new plastic ones.

We are looking for a number of graduate engineers to join us in September 2017. Based at our head offices in Newport, the two-year programme includes formal training, mentoring from experienced engineers and managers and focuses on the achievement of Chartered Engineer status through a year of engineering placements both in the office and with our operational teams followed by a year of developing engineering and managerial skills in an office based environment.

Our programme is accredited by both the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Do you have what it takes?

We’re a values driven business. To us, how we do things is just as important as what we do. You’ll take pride in your work, be enthusiastic and always challenging yourself to do better. Being part of a team and building relationships will be key too, so we can deliver the levels of gas safety, reliability and customer service the communities we serve expect.

You will be a self-starting, performance focussed graduate keen to build a career in engineering and dedicated to achieving your chartership.

You’ll have achieved (or expect to achieve) a 2:2 or higher - or have a Masters degree, in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or other degree course accredited by the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers or the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

What next?

You can find out more about joining our team and apply visit our website.

Successful applicants will then have to complete a video interview followed by an online numerical test.

The final stage will be an assessment centre over 2 days in the Newport area.

Dates for your diary:

Closing date: 07/04/2017

Assessment Centre: W/c 24th April

Prospective start date: September 2017