Our Apprenticeship Programme

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, as long as you have the relevant qualifications, together with plenty of enthusiasm, curiosity and bags of motivation, you’ll go far on one of our Field Force Apprenticeship Programmes.
From day one you’ll work alongside some of the brightest engineering minds and, over the next two to four years, depending which programme you choose, will gain in-depth technical knowledge and build sought-after skills. Earning while you learn, you’ll receive plenty of early responsibility and be supported to professionally develop as you journey towards achieving your Trailblazer Apprenticeship qualification. You’ll have the added opportunity of gaining a permanent position at the end of the programme too.

The Programmes

There are three programmes to choose from:

  • Operate and Maintain
  • Repair
  • Emergency

Operate and Maintain

As an Electrical and Instrumentation Apprentice in our Operate and Maintain team, you’ll make a big impact on millions of people – without them even knowing about it. This role really is about keeping the energy flowing – quietly and consistently. Learning new skills all the time, you’ll make sure our network is well maintained, safe and working perfectly.
Our gas network reaches every corner of the UK. That’s a lot of pipework and it takes a lot of specialist equipment to keep in top condition. Over the course of four years, we’ll also train you in everything from cable testing through to the maintenance of our control systems and everything in between.

Find out more about the training you’ll receive as a Gas Network Maintenance Craftsperson (Electrical and Instrumentation)

Repair Support

Working as a Repair Support Apprentice is all about keeping the nation safe. You’ll be partnered-up with an expert in the field and quickly learn the right ways to keep the energy flowing, as you respond to gas escapes, day or night. Working outdoors on gas mains and liaising with the public, you’ll become 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.

Find out more about the training you’ll receive as a Gas Network Team Leader (Service Laying)

Emergency Response

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. Every day will be different. And you’ll be proud to know that you’re playing a vital part 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.

Find out more about the training you’ll receive as a Gas Network Craftsperson (Emergency Response)

Why choose a Cadent Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship at Cadent isn’t just a training course. Providing you pass your assessments, it’s the promise of a permanent career too.
Ranked number one by Job Crowd, you’ll work with amazing colleagues, coaches and mentors who will all support your learning. Plus, we have specially equipped training centres across the UK, and you'll benefit from regular reviews to support your development.


  • A competitive salary of £16,305 from day one that will increase each year of your apprenticeship.
  • Fully expensed travel and accommodation.
  • 25 days’ holiday with a further eight bank holidays.
  • A generous pension scheme.
  • And even more allowances if you live in London.
  • MyChoices benefits like bike to work scheme, salary sacrifice cars and healthcare that you can pick and choose from.


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Our dedicated recruitment team work tirelessly to match the best people to our jobs. If you need to get in touch use one of the following methods and we'll get back to you asap.

Email: careers@cadentgas.com

Telephone: 07971 067 431