At Cadent, we get gas to where it needs to be. And as the nation’s trusted energy network, we’ve the scope to get ambitious engineering apprentices where they want to be too. Engineering experience isn’t necessary. If you have talent, potential and plenty of drive, there’ll be no stopping you. From full training and early responsibility, to the chance to gain a qualification, new experiences and sought-after skills, it’s all here. If you can’t wait to get your career started, join an industry leader that knows how to keep your energy flowing. 

School leaver opportunities

Cadent offer a fantastic Apprenticeship Scheme, see the apprenticeship tab for more details. 


As part of our talented Repair Support team, you’ll keep the nation safe. Partnering with an expert in the field, you’ll quickly learn the right ways to keep the energy flowing by responding to gas escapes, day or night. Working outdoors on gas mains and liaising with the public, you’ll be the friendly face of Cadent in the community. It’s your chance to develop new skills, gain experience and use the specialist equipment needed to build a strong future in engineering.

Our Emergency Response apprentices become the future gas experts. After being fully trained by experienced professionals, you’ll be qualified to act as the first responder to gas escapes across the network. It’s an exciting role, as every day is different and you’ll know that your work has a vital part to play in keeping our customers safe and supplied with the gas they need round the clock. Often working out of hours and alone (with support on hand if you need it), you can look forward to a long, satisfying career.

Salary & benefits

A starting salary of £16,305 that increases each year of your apprenticeship, fully expensed travel and accommodation, 33 days’ holiday, a pension scheme, £200 towards driving lessons and even more allowances if you live in London.


A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade A* - C or 4 – 9 (or equivalent) for Emergency Response Apprenticeship.  

A minimum of 3 GCSE’s at grade A* - C or 4 – 9 (or equivalent) for Repair Support Apprenticeship.


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Cadent Nationwide
11 Feb, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship
Here at Cadent we’re like a sleeping giant. We’re at the start of a really exciting journey of transformation, growth and evolution.   We’re new but we’re 200 years old. We’re the UK’s largest gas network connecting and keeping energy flowing to our customer’s 12 million homes and businesses across the UK. That’s half the UK, Not bad going really. We’re proud of our story so far and we’re super powered up about what our future holds. That’s where you come in. You’ll support our growth and innovation and help us to create better, safer tomorrows, today. With us you’ll start your career with real purpose and direction. You’ll feel genuinely proud about what you do! About our Engineering Apprenticeship As an Emergency Response Apprentice on our two year programme, you’ll see first-hand what it’s like to keep the nation safe. You’ll train alongside our team of experts to become a first responder, attending gas escapes across our network.  In a nutshell, once fully trained, you’ll be the first person on-site. It’s no small feat as you can imagine, so you definitely won’t be afraid of working independently, with support on hand if needed. Your knowledge, cool under pressure methodical mind-set and sharp decision making skills will ensure you find the right solution to keep our Cadent customers delighted. You’ll become one of our gas experts immersing yourself in the world of emergency support.  Your day will be full of variety including risk assessments and gas escape management, property and appliance inspection and gas meter installation and maintenance. If variety is what you’re looking for then this is the apprenticeship for you. At the end of your apprenticeship you’ll have achieved a whole host of qualifications including a BTEC. All of which will support you moving forward with a career at Cadent. About You We’re looking for people who act with pride, purpose and ownership to join our Apprenticeship Programme, along with: 5 GCSEs minimum grade C/4 or equivalent - 2 of which must be Maths and English Language OR an NVQ/BTEC Level 2 qualification including GCSE Maths and English Language minimum grade C/4 or equivalent High levels of personal and professional energy – you’ll have lots of drive and motivation too! A shared sense of purpose – we’re on an exciting journey of growth – do you want to be part of it? A passion for engineering and customer service - We’re looking for people who can delight our customers! Team Spirit – We support each other, with all our strengths and differences, to succeed Rewards and Benefits Your hard work should be rewarded. We’ll reward you with fully expensed travel and accommodation, 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays, access to our flexible benefits scheme, a pension plan and £200 towards driving lessons.  What are you waiting for? Be part of something big. Join us and help shape the future of gas for generations to come. Click on the ‘apply on-line’ button to start your application. Cadent is an equal opportunities employer.