The Opportunity: We are proud to continue our #ICanBeMe 2021 Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme with a start date of April 2021.
Location: You may apply if you are based within any of our Network regions (Northern Cumbria, the North East and much of Yorkshire)
Start Date: 19th April 2021 (you must be 18 before or on this date)
Course duration: 4 years
In year 1 and 2, you will undertake your Gas Network Operative level 2 (GNO) qualification and following successful completion, in years 3 and 4, you will progress to achieve Gas Network Craftsperson Level 3.
At the end of your apprenticeship, you will be qualified as a Team Leader working across our gas network! The opportunities available may vary and will also depend on the business need in 4 years' time.
Further post-apprenticeship development opportunities may also be available for high performers!
Travel will be required to the Training Centre (with accommodation provided) in York
A competitive starting salary of circa £16,000, with increases in line with successful completion of knowledge, skills and behaviours
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
We value equality, diversity and inclusion at NGN and this is embedded in everything that we do. We will be delighted to hear from a diverse range of applicants, so we can continue to grow our mind-blowingly great team of people.
We are proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant, helping ex-services personnel back into employment, as well as being members of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) and we are committed to delivering our 'Opportunity Action Plan' having signed the Social Mobility Pledge campaign, whereby we will establish our business as a 'force for good' in the communities that we serve.
If you require adjustments to support in your application, we want to hear about how we can help. Any applicants that require reasonable adjustments throughout the selection process/further flexibility are able contact us directly to inform us of any additional support that is required.
If you require adjustments made to the standard interview process (e.g. a working interview or a different interview format) then please contact the Recruitment Team:
Are these things important to you?
If you answered yes to all of the above, we would love to hear from you.
So, who are we?
We are Northern Gas Networks.
We are a team of underground and overground heroes that keep our 2,700,000 customers in the North of England 'cooking on gas'.
Our network is VAST and measures the same as travelling from our headquarters in Leeds, UK to Sydney, Australia...and then back again!
You will eventually be part of maintaining over 6000 pressure reduction installations and more than 1200km's of high pressure pipeline.
It's pretty mind-blowing, when you think about it..
However, we are not 'just pipes' either!
We care about our people, our communities and our planet.
Take our H21 project, for example. This project supports the conversion of the UK gas networks from natural gas to hydrogen. This will reduce carbon emissions in line with the UK commitment to achieve net zero by 2050... Talk about changing the future!
Or how about our recent Connecting Homes for Health project? This connected some of the most vulnerable in our society, with cold-related ill health/ respiratory conditions to the gas grid for the first time ever. Yes, ever! Because of our incredible workforce, they will now stay warm this winter (and we all know it's pretty cold up North)!
There has never been a more exciting time to apply for our Gas Engineering Apprenticeships! NGN is an amazing place to build your career, because at NGN, you can be you and #ICanBeMe.
Forget about who you imagine a Gas Engineer to be. Picture yourself instead.
You'll be great if you are:
We want you to embrace who you are and what makes you 'you'. It is our role to build on your very own natural qualities and provide you with the tools to succeed.
The only asks from us, are:
You meet the entry criteria for the apprenticeship which are:
Day-to-day, these are some of the things you will encounter as an NGN Engineer:
Subject to course completion, you will be a qualified as a Team Leader that can work across our Gas Network.
We are so excited that you are applying!
Please submit your application by clicking 'apply' and following the steps.
No need to worry about a CV, instead, please submit a cover letter of no more than 500 words.
You must attach your cover letter to your application form. Your cover letter must answer:
1)Why do you believe you will make a great Gas Engineer?
2)Why do you want to work specifically for Northern Gas Networks?
Please note: we will request to see copies of your GCSE grades should you be selected for a 1st stage interview.
Should you have any queries prior to applying, please contact the Recruitment Team:
NGNcareers@northerngas.co.uk FAO the Recruitment and Resourcing Manager
We cannot wait to hear from you!