Gas Pipeline Repair Apprenticeship - Coventry

  • Job Reference: 009256
  • Date Posted: 19 January 2024
  • Employer: Cadent
  • Location: Coventry, Midlands
  • Salary: £23,728
  • Bonus/Benefits: Plus Gym pass, company van and all training paid
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Apprenticeship
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Embark on an Exciting Outdoor Adventure with Cadent's Repair Team Leader Apprenticeship! Join our Future Field-Force as a Repair Team Leader Apprentice and be at the forefront of keeping the nation safe!

What to Expect…

Say farewell to the monotony of an indoor desk job! As a Repair Team Leader Apprentice, you'll thrive on the excitement of working outdoor in a manual role where you play a part in keeping the gas flowing every minute of your day. During the 2-year apprenticeship you will embark on a dynamic journey where 80% of your time will be working in the field embracing your passion for hands-on manual work! You'll be mentored by an experienced engineers who will train you in every part of the job, from digging down to repair gas escapes to working in deep excavations alongside replacing pipework, and isolating gas mains, among many other skills.

The remaining 20% will immerse you in our own cutting-edge training centres, strategically located in the north and south of the country. Here, you'll join forces with fellow apprentices, guided by our exceptional trainers—the cream of the crop with years of field experience who have now dedicated themselves to shaping the next generation. During your apprenticeship you will have 1-week block training weeks over the two years, with a focus on intensive training during the initial 6 months. Upon joining, you'll receive a comprehensive training plan with dates when you will be away -  worry not though—full accommodation, travel reimbursement, and meal allowance will be provided if you find yourself away from home.

Once qualified and successfully completing the apprenticeship, a role is guaranteed with us! Take charge of a two-person Repair Team, responding to gas escapes, working on deep excavations, isolating gas mains, and ensuring the safety of our communities.

This immersive apprenticeship is designed to transform you into a competent member of our Fieldforce. Whether you're working on busy city roads or in peaceful fields, each day presents an exciting challenge, providing you with invaluable experience for a flourishing Fieldforce career.

Why Choose Cadent's Repair Team Leader Apprenticeship?

Tailored 2-Year Programme: Our carefully designed programme blends on-the-job training with specialized technical instruction, ensuring you emerge with the perfect blend of skills and knowledge for a successful future as a Lead Gas Engineer.

Supportive Network: You won't be alone on this journey. With a dedicated programme manager, business mentor, and line manager, you'll be guided every step of the way. Our community of apprentices serves as your support network, offering insights and inspiration from their own experiences.

 Qualifications Galore: At the end of your apprenticeship, you'll boast a range of qualifications, including the coveted Gas Network Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship. These certifications will propel you forward, opening doors to a fulfilling career at Cadent.

What You Will Bring:

Being Mobile: A UK driver's licence is must for this role as you’ll be navigating around your assigned patch. No need to stress, though—we provide a company van for your convenience.

Pride, Purpose, Ownership: We're not just seeking apprentices; we want individuals who embody pride, purpose, and ownership. Your unique contributions will shape our journey and contribute to the success of Cadent.

Love for Outdoor Working: Embrace the elements! A passion for outdoor working is key to thriving in this role. If you're happy to work outside in all weathers, you're exactly the kind of adventurer we're looking for.

Eagerness to Learn: Bring your curiosity, drive, and motivation! We're seeking individuals eager to learn and grow. Your enthusiasm will be the driving force behind your success in the Repair Team Leader Apprenticeship


Ready to be the hero in your community and build a robust future in engineering? If you're passionate about fixing what needs fixing and solving problems, the Repair Team Leader Apprenticeship at Cadent is calling your name. Apply now and become the force that keeps the nation safe!



We offer a host of benefits to suit your lifestyle and support your well-being. These include:

·        Company Van

·        ‘Gympass’ scheme providing free or heavily subsidised local gym memberships.

·        Company mobile, laptop and full uniform provided

·        25 days holiday, plus statutory days, and an option to buy more

·        Pension Scheme double matched up to a total of 18% of salary (i.e., employee contributions of up to 6%, double matched by a Cadent contribution of up to 12%)

·        Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, insurance, and healthcare packages, plus much more

·        My Offers membership card – offering discounts and savings from hundreds of retailers

·        2 paid volunteering days per year


About Us

At Cadent we’re excited to be part of the future of UK energy!  We’ve got a clear roadmap that will drive our performance to the forefront of our industry and support the UK government in achieving its net zero targets by 2050.

We’re making a difference through innovation and new ways of working. Together we’re shaping a cleaner, greener future for our 11 million customers whom we put at the heart of everything we do.


Diversity and Inclusion
Don’t meet every single requirement listed?

Understanding, learning, and celebrating what makes us different, as well as what we have in common, is good for us as individuals and enables us to work better together as one team. Cadent is committed to being an equitable and diverse employer that fosters an inclusive culture for all our employees, therefore, all our employment decisions are assessed based on qualifications, merit, and business need. So, if you’re excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification mentioned, we would still love for you to submit your application – You may just be the right person for this role or other opportunities at Cadent.

As a recognised Disability Confident Employer, we are proud to champion inclusion in the workplace and ensure to provide an environment that is accessible to all and supports individuals throughout their journey with Cadent. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process.

We place great importance on equity, diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Our employee communities Women in Cadent, Pride at Work (LGBTQ+), Embrace (ethnicity and religion), Thrive! (disability) and the Cadent Military Community can’t wait to welcome you!

Circle Back Initiative

As an active and proud member of The Circle Back Initiative, we aim to ensure that all candidates receive a response to their application, regardless of the outcome.

We will be receiving applications until the specified date above, though Cadent retains the right to close this vacancy early without prior notification, so it is advisable to complete your application at your earliest convenience.

Be part of something big. Help shape the future of gas for generations to come.

We encourage you to submit your application promptly, as this position has a limited number of openings, and it may close at any time once the application limit is reached. Your timely submission ensures that your candidacy is considered in this exciting opportunity. Thank you for your understanding and swift action in applying for this position.