Future Engineers

We believe in developing and investing in talent. And, we know that by supporting our future leaders and engineers to gain the very best skills, behaviours and experience around, we’ll continue to have a bright, successful future and they will too. So, whether you’ve just finished your A-levels or an Engineering BTEC and are interested in a career in engineering, or perhaps already work within the utilities sector, our ETP could be perfect for you!
Over 24 months, you’ll develop leadership skills, gain technical exposure and understanding, and experience professional development, through a combination of theoretical learning and on the job experience. We’ll also make sure that you’re on track throughout the scheme by conducting regular reviews to check you’re setting yourself up for success. Supported by PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) trainers, you’ll be driven, focussed and keen to achieve a supervisory role in a technical discipline.

Our Future Engineers programme is now closed. Check out our Facebook page for regular updates.

Your Training  

You’ll study towards achieving an HNC in Mechanical Engineering. Over two years this will be a combination of academic study at Solihull College and on-the-job training at work. You’ll also have a dedicated mentor to support you at every step.
Your academic studies will be made up of 18 weeks study at college over the two years combined with Cadent specific on the job training including personal development, health and safety and leadership skills.


Throughout your 25-month programme, you’ll navigate through four, six-month placements which have been carefully tailored to support you in achieving your potential as an engineer of the future.

Our Future Professionals Programme is Accredited by IGEM. We offer mentorship through to Professional Registration, which you’ll start whilst on the programme. You’ll be supported and encouraged through your journey of professional development, with opportunities to develop the Engineering Councils UK SPEC competencies.

Future Professionals Engineering opportunities
Our Future Professionals engineering opportunities are available across various teams within our engineering functions such as: Operations, Safety & Assurance, Investment Planning Office, Safety and Network Strategy Teams. 

Depending on team, vacancies are based across all our regions.

Our Future Professionals schemes are now closed for applications. Check out our Facebook page for regular updates.