Cadent keep the gas flowing with bumper apprentice intake

  • Cadent is celebrating a bumper intake of apprentices to their Field Force Apprenticeship programme
  • This week (8 to 14 February 2021) is National Apprenticeship Week and aims to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country
  • ​A total of 85 new apprentices will be joining the scheme nationally, with the opportunity of a permanent position once the course is completed  
This week is National Apprenticeship week. The annual week-long celebration of apprentices taking place across England will showcase how apprenticeships have helped employers and people of all ages and backgrounds.
As part of the week, local gas network Cadent are celebrating their bumper intake of apprentices after recruiting a record – breaking 85 people to their Field Force Apprenticeship Programmes.
The new recruits are aged between18 – 35 and can expect to take on a variety of tasks and learn many new skills.
Recent recruit Joe, aged 20 said: “I chose an apprenticeship with Cadent because I decided to completely change my career path and knew I wanted to learn a trade that gave me the ability to be “hands on” with the job as much as possible. 
“I get lots of support from the team at Cadent, and the fact that the apprenticeship is as far away from your typical 9-5 office job suits me perfectly. I would tell anyone considering an apprenticeship to do it!”
The new recruits will be placed at a range of depots across the country and can expect to gain in-depth technical knowledge and sought- after skills. As well as earning whilst they learn, the recruits will have the opportunity to gain a permanent position at the end of the programme.
Martin Rimmer, Chief People Officer, Cadent said: “Here at Cadent, we are very excited about this year’s largest ever intake of apprentices. We’re committed to keeping the energy flowing safely and reliably to our customers, and to do so we recognise how important it is to attract the skilled engineers and commercial professionals of tomorrow.
He added: “We don’t just see apprenticeships as a way to fill immediate vacancies – they are a crucial part of our strategy to develop and retain exceptional talent”
To be the first to find out about new opportunities on the Field Force Apprenticeship Programme visit the Apprenticeship Career Page and sign up to the mailing list option is at the bottom of the page. 


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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