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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 around 11 million homes and businesses. That’s half of the UK, we keep safe and warm. 24/7. 365 days a year. And have done for the past 200 years.

About Cadent

We’re committed to shaping the future of gas. Sourcing secure, affordable and sustainable gas is a huge challenge and a fantastic opportunity, and we’re working closely with the Government to explore different ways to heat homes and businesses, researching initiatives like converting sewage, food waste and energy crops into gas, rather than relying on fossil fuels. We’re proud to be playing a leading role in this industry step change, developing safe and sustainable energy for years to come.



Careers with Cadent

Our Values

Everyone at Cadent is different, but that is what makes us thrive. We all have different personalities, strengths and characteristics, but we’re all united by a set of core values and behaviours that bring us together; we work together, take responsibility, drive performance and shape the future. We all share access to some of the best benefits in the industry too.

  • 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%)
  • 8x Salary Life Assurance
  • Fantastic career development prospects with funded learning options, including support with exams, and internal and external learning and development
  • Strong focus on supporting you as an individual including:
    • Hybrid working
    • Flexible working
    • Strong commitments to ED&I
    • Generous family provision policies
  • 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
  • Free gym access at the Ansty office, as well as a ‘Gympass’ scheme providing free or heavily subsidised local gym memberships

Cadent share a commitment to diversity and inclusion, they want all our employees to thrive regardless of who, or where, they are. Click here to read more. 

Careers at Cadent

Business Support

Our talented team of Business Support professionals are generally based at one of our main office sites on the outskirts of Coventry or Hinckley.  Here we offer a range of opportunities within HR, Finance, IT, General Council, Construction, Procurement, Safety and Strategy, Regulatory Strategy, Communications and External Affairs and Customer Performance.

Business Support

Field Force Operations

Field Force Operations

Our Field Force Engineers are the operational face of Cadent, they keep the energy flowing to homes, businesses and thousands of customers – 24/7, 365 days a year. Whether responding to emergency calls or carrying out planned work, they’re the people who make sure gas gets to where it’s needed – quickly and efficiently. We’re based across four Network Delivery teams; East of England, (East Anglia and East Midlands), West Midlands, North West and North London. Each Network has its own Emergency Response, Operate and Maintain and Repair Engineering team.

Apprenticeship Programme

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, if you have the relevant qualifications, enthusiasm, and motivation, you’ll go far on one of our 3 Field Force Apprenticeship Programmes; Operate and Maintain, Repair or Emergency (ranked number one by Job Crowd).

You’ll work alongside some of the brightest engineering minds and, over two to four years’ depending which programme you choose will gain in-depth technical knowledge and build sought-after skills. Earning while you learn, you’ll receive plenty of early responsibility and be supported to professionally develop as you journey towards achieving your Trailblazer Apprenticeship qualification. You’ll have the added opportunity of gaining a permanent position at the end of the programme too.

Apprenticeship Programme

Graduate Programme

Graduate Programme

As one of our Graduate Trainees, you’ll have an impact on our business from day one as you navigate through a wide range of placement opportunities across 25 months, experiencing both an operational and a commercial environment.
Our placements will professionally and personally challenge you and help you to build the skills and experience you need to emerge at the top of your profession. Once you’ve completed your Graduate Programme you’ll have the opportunity to move into a full-time role within our business.  From here there’ll be no limit to how far you can develop and progress your career.

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