Smart Apprentice

  • Job Reference: R0023312
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2022
  • Employer: Centrica
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  • Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £14,000 to £29,550
  • Bonus/Benefits: Company Van, Pension + Benefits
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Position available in Kettering

Our Apprenticeship has grabbed your attention, good. Now I'd like to ask you a few questions if I may!

Do you have a keen interest in technology and hands on practical work?

Do you prefer to be out and about rather than be stuck to an office chair all day?

Do you want to be trained by the market leader in Smart Energy and have fully qualified qualifications within 5 months?

If the answer to the 3 questions above is yes, please read on. If not, we wish you the best of luck with your job search.

Let's bust some myths! I am too old to be an apprentice, I am the wrong gender to be an apprentice, I am too old and the wrong gender to be in a technical role!

Did you know that we took on well over 100 female apprentice engineers last year? 30% of our new apprentices were female and we intend to keep that trend going and want you to help us achieve this to "Break the Mould" Over 40% of new recruits were older than 30.

We know that on average woman are far less likely to be encouraged to pursue a career in science or technology. We are striving forward each day to break down barriers. We have no barriers which is why we consider all applications regardless of age, gender identity or background.

All we need from you is a driving licence, you get your new van on day 1 of training at our world class academy, 4 GCSEs or equivalent, a genuine desire and interest to work with your hands (If your nervous about picking up a screw driver this probably isn't the right apprenticeship for you), self-discipline to learn and there is a lot to learn, and of course superb customer service skills as we have millions of customers to serve.

The full course is around 54 weeks and is a mixture of classroom and field learning. Practical learning and theory. Self-Study is a must. We pay our apprentices £14k and this is increased to £17k and then £20k when milestones are reached. After 54 weeks and successful completion of the course your salary will be £29,550 with bonus and add on's on top.

If you are not bored reading yet, it is a lot to read and want to know about what a Smart Apprentice is then let me fill you in. Smart metering is the digital version of measuring gas and electricity usage sending data from an energy meter real time to an electronic display. They are important as they help customers view in £'s exactly what they are using to help budget and conserve energy.

Apprentices are trained to replace and maintain meters. Taking out the old meters and installing a new Smart meter for Gas and Electric. We also don't want you to be stagnant so through time our ambition is to cross skill you into other skills like Gas boiler repairs or Electric Vehicle installation.

Our engineers are the heartbeat of British Gas. We are recruiting our summer in take now. Become one of our next talented field engineers by applying now.