Blog: A pipeline of talent to keep the energy flowing

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I was recently delighted to see Cadent ranked as one of the top providers of apprenticeships in England, according to data from the Government’s National Achievement Rate Tables.

Statistics from the 2018-19 academic year revealed that 92.8% of our apprentices successfully completed their programme, earning a pass or a distinction, compared with a national average achievement rate of 64.7%.

This is another boon for our apprenticeship offering, which our last Ofsted report described as ‘high-quality and well-planned’ with ‘exceptional’ training facilities, following our monitoring visit in July 2019.

The results demonstrate the exceptional efforts of our expert trainers, assessors, mentors, programme managers and above all, our talented apprentices. We set high standards, both in the classroom and in the field, and it’s rewarding to see our apprentices flourish in that environment and live up to their potential.

Apprentices are the lifeblood of our industry, delivering the next generation of talent with the skills and behaviours to keep the energy flowing. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of critical workers across the UK, and it’s been incredibly inspiring to see our Field Force engineers – many of whom are former apprentices – putting themselves on the front line to keep our customers safe, warm and connected.

We’re passionate about developing not just great employees, but great people. In recent weeks we’ve seen some great examples of our employees going above and beyond to support customers through this difficult time, and it’s stories like these that motivate me personally to keep setting the highest standards for our training programmes.

We see completion of an apprenticeship as just the beginning, not the end. The skills learners gain can be the springboard to a successful career, whether they want to be a specialist in their field or progress into management. We were proud to showcase some of our current and former apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week 2020.

It’s not long until our apprenticeship applications for this year close – but there’s still time to apply. To view our opportunities and apply, follow the link below.
  Claire Noble
Head of Talent and Development


Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy.  We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change.  Day to day we continue to operate, maintain and innovate the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency.   Our skilled engineers and specialists remain committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to ensure gas reaches 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London and the Welsh Borders to East Anglia, to keep your energy flowing. 

Future of Gas: Here at Cadent we support the Government’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050. That means we’re backing the introduction of hydrogen as a low carbon alternative to natural gas for the future. We know people love the controllability of gas and, with our network already in place, it makes sense to switch to the lower carbon alternative offered by hydrogen, which we believe can keep homes and businesses warm for generations to come.

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