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Centrica • United Kingdom

Female Smart Metering Apprentice

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

We’ve written this advert with one thing in mind - to inspire more females to roll up their sleeves and try their hand at fitting smart meters.

We won’t rest until we’ve got all our customers to net zero by 2050 – and we know that some of them feel more comfortable with a female working in their home.

That’s where you come in. Not your typical engineer? Good. We’re not your typical energy company and this isn’t your typical job.

*** Please note applications for this role are open to everyone ***

Ensuring the future of our planet is kind of a big deal. That’s why working here is #MoreThanACareer. Our work is so much more than just a job – it’s a mission. We’re not just part of the energy transition, we’re leading it. We are proud to be Centrica – a family of 21,000 energisers working across 8 uniquely brilliant brands. Together, we’re united by our purpose of energising a greener, fairer future.

No one does energy like us. We make it, store it, move it, sell it and mend it.

Your mission is to help us mend it.

You’ll be working for British Gas. We’ve been heating Britain's homes for over 200 years, but we’re just getting started. We light up communities, create smart, energy-efficient homes and put smiles on the faces of over 10 million customers.

SMART meters are the in-house tech that unlock the magic to a greener future. Sending data in real time, they show our customers exactly how much energy they’re using in pounds and pence – helping them to see where they can make savings.

As an apprentice, you’ll grasp the skills not just to install and repair them – but to make sure our customers are getting the best out of them too.

Skills you need to succeed:

  • 4 GCSEs, ideally including Maths & English, at grade C/4 or above or a recognised equivalent

  • A genuine passion for learning a trade, striving for a successful career & providing awesome customer service

  • A full UK driving licence with 6 points or less

  • Availability to attend training at one of our four UK academies – with accommodation and travel provided if needed.

Here’s what's in it for you:

  • Starting salary of £15,435 rising to £23,877 at week 52 of your apprenticeship, there will be further increases to your salary during this time which will be confirmed later in our process.

  • Once you have completed the full programme and aftercare support your salary will increase to £37,104 with bonus and add ons on top.

  • We also offer London Weighting Allowance ranging from £4000 to £6000 (dependant on location) for living or starting your day within London.

As an Energiser, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits including huge discounts on your energy bills and our British Gas & Hive products. Plus, you can choose from loads of extras to add in if you wish. Our rewards are designed to give you the choice of benefits that support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, each year we give every colleague a chunk of free Centrica shares, as part of our group-wide profit share scheme.

Click apply and find out more about why we’re a great place to work...

If you're full of energy, fired up about sustainability, and ready to craft not only a better tomorrow, but a better you, then come and find your purpose in a team where your voice matters, your growth is non-negotiable, and your ambitions are our priority.

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!


PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68:32

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium

Denmark

Ireland

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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