Trainee Electrical & Instrumentation Craftsperson (Gas Networks)

  • Job Reference: REQ993
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2021
  • Employer: SGN
  • Location: Aldershot, Hampshire
  • Salary: £27,116 to £35,000
  • Sector: Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Trainee Electrical & Instrumentation Craftsperson (Gas Networks)


Location: Aldershot

Salary: £27,116 rising to circa £35,000 when fully competent and operational)

Reference: REQ993


We are currently seeking people with electronic / electrical qualifications to join our training programme within SGN. Ideally, we are looking for applicants with relevant industry experience however, if you have recently studied electronics / electrical installations then we would be happy to hear from you. Our training programme is designed to build on your existing electrical qualifications and those required for working in the Gas industry.




Our Electrical & Instrumentation maintenance team cover all of SGN’s southern network and following successful completion of the training, you would be responsible for working on electrical and instrumentation equipment and installations connected with the gas supply network. This is a diverse, hands-on practical role, working indoors and outdoors in all weathers, at heights and in confined spaces, where every day is different.


Your day will involve the installation, commissioning, maintenance, fault finding and repair on a wide range of equipment and plant. You would also be responsible for installation, maintenance and fault finding on electrical and instrumentation systems, for example;


  • žTelemetry and Electrical systems
  • žPressure and flow monitoring
  • žGas quality systems
  • žSafety systems
  • žSecurity systems
  • žPower supply and generation
  • žUPS / Battery power supplies




As a Trainee, you will be enrolled in a dedicated 2-3 year training programme, supported by line managers and mentors. The training programme is a combination of training sessions and on-the-job training within the operational E&I department. We will support you to develop the necessary competences to achieve additional external qualifications such as NVQ’s, City & Guilds and COMPEX.


Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and embracing differences is something we pride ourselves on. You will be encouraged to be yourself, working with people from different backgrounds and points of view, and with potential for further development and progression.


We offer a competitive starting salary and other company benefits including retail & leisure discounts, HolidayPlus & Cycle2work schemes, gym & mobile discounts, a pension scheme, and more.


A company vehicle, tools, equipment and PPE will be provided.





Flexibility is essential both in terms of hours of work (to participate in the standby rota) and for travel – you may be required to visit specialist locations for training, with regular travel for the job itself. We’re looking for individuals who can demonstrate an excellent attitude to safety, with good IT skills and excellent communication skills.


Other skills/experiences;


  • žPrevious Electrical / Electronic experience and qualifications are essential.
  • žExperience of working in electrical engineering fields is desirable.
  • žThe ability to get on well with all types of people e.g. members of the public, managers, customers, suppliers etc.
  • žA full valid UK driver’s license is required.




At SGN, we strive to sustain our world through managing the network that distributes natural and green gas across the south of England and Scotland. We are responsible for keeping the gas flowing to 5.9 million homes and businesses and your work directly impacts SGNs commitments to keeping our customers’ homes and businesses safe.


We’re on a journey to transform the future of gas and we think outside the box – futuristic technologies and robotics are leading our innovation. Keeping our customers safe and warm is what we do but beyond that, we want to make the world a better place, which is why we’re passionate about helping in our communities, reducing our carbon footprint and driving innovation in our industry.


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