Engineering Industrial Placement Programme

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    East Midlands

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Your Ambition Keeps Cosy Constant

We’re proud to be the nation’s largest owner and operator of gas distribution networks. Our 6,000 colleagues, working across four gas networks, keep the energy flowing to over 12 million homes and businesses. That’s half of the UK we keep safe and warm. 24/7. 365 days a year. For the past 200 years.

We’re super powered up about what our future holds and that’s where you come in. As a member of our Industrial Placement Programme, 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 and feel genuinely proud about what you do.

About our Engineering Industrial Placement

As an engineering placement student with Cadent, you’ll see first-hand how passionate we are about transforming lives and shaping futures. We’ll ensure your 12-month placement powers up your enthusiasm for the future of gas and a career with Cadent.

We’ll provide you with the opportunity to gain the skills and experience needed to help you transition from university to working life.

You’ll receive training from our expert trainers and be supported by a dedicated programme manager, business mentor and line manager. You will play a vital role in shaping the future role of gas and how we establish ourselves at the forefront of sustainable energy, you’ll get the opportunity to really add value by getting involved in real work that supports the business from day one.

Our community of students and graduates provide the perfect support network, pulling from their personal experience they’ll provide guidance and assistance and you’ll inspire each other from the very start.

Following successful completion of the placement year, our fast track route means you could start your final year knowing you’ve secured a place on our graduate programme.

Placement Opportunities

Our placement opportunities are available across various teams within our engineering functions such as; Operations, Safety, Investment Planning Office and Network Strategy Teams. 

All vacancies are Midlands based, within our East Midlands or Coventry offices depending on team.

About You

We’re looking for engineering undergraduates who act with curiosity, courage, pride, purpose and ownership to join our team. Along with:

  • 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 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
  • A forward-thinking mind-set - bring along fresh ideas that can support our growth and evolution

Rewards and Benefits

When you’re responsible for some of the most challenging and vital work around, it’s only right that you receive some of the best rewards and benefits around too. With us, you can expect as starting salary of £17,940, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, bonus scheme, access to our flexible benefits scheme and a generous company pension scheme.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is vitally important to us and that’s why we offer access to free occupational health services, including physiotherapy and our employee assistance program which offers confidential counselling.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and dynamic working environment and have a number of initiatives in place to support this. These include development programmes designed for female colleagues and an employment scheme aimed at young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

You will have the opportunity on our programme to make a real difference and become one of Cadent’s ambassadors for STEM. Representing our programme across the business up to senior stakeholders and within our external communities.

Diversity and Inclusion

Cadent has a commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, the more diverse our organisation is, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our communities we serve in all their diversity. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from people with a diverse variety of backgrounds; age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.

We want our employees to achieve a work life balance and are happy to discuss flexible working options with you if the role can accommodate it.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process, please let us know. We’re committed to be Disability Confident in line with the department of work and pensions scheme.

Be part of something big. Join us on our Industrial Placement programme and help shape the future of gas for generations to come.

This programme will begin in July 2021.