Business Graduate Programme

  • Job Reference: 003522
  • Date Posted: 18 December 2020
  • Employer: Cadent
  • Location: Depending on team, vacancies are based across all our regions.
  • Salary: £27,500 to £28,500
  • Bonus/Benefits: Plus bonus scheme
  • Sector: Customer Service, Human Resources / Recruitment, Sales, Marketing & Communications, Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: 19 month Programme
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

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 Graduate 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 Graduate Programme
From day one, you’ll become part of the team and see first-hand what it’s like to be at the heart of our business. We’ve carefully tailored our programme to support you in achieving your potential as a leader of the future.

Throughout your 19-month programme, you’ll navigate through three six-month placements. Placements that will technically, professionally and personally challenge you and help to build the skills and experience you need to be the very best you can be.

We’ll give you the freedom to aspire to your placement elsewhere in the business which means you’ll have the opportunity to influence where in the business you complete your placement and enable you to shape your own career!

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, not only through your placements but also through a Graduate owned 12-month project.

Our community of 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.


Graduate Opportunities
Our Graduate opportunities are available across various teams within our business functions such as; Operations, Network Support, Investment Planning Office, Customer Centre, Regulation, Human Resources and our Foundation Team.

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


About You
We’re looking for graduates who act with curiosity, courage, pride, purpose and ownership to join our team. Along with:
• A minimum of a 2.2 degree (predicted/obtained) in a relevant business discipline
• Hold a valid UK driving licence and have access to your own transport
• 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
Our 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 a starting salary of £27,500 to £28,500, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, bonus scheme including joiners’ bonus and placement bonuses, 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 which our Graduates play a key role in running.

You will have the opportunity on our programme to make a real difference and become one of Cadent’s ambassadors, 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 our Business Graduate Programme and help shape the future of gas for generations to come.


This Graduate Programme begins September 2021.