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Centrica • United Kingdom

Smart Metering Apprentice

Employment type:  Full time


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.

Plug yourself in to something more.

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.

You’ll be working for British Gas, our flagship consumer brand that’s been keeping Britain’s homes warm for over 200 years. Today, we’re so much more than just gas. We’re the household heroes on a mission to get the nations homes to Net Zero by 2050. That means we’re working with customers to introduce them to something more. Whether it’s through our innovative smart energy tariffs, green heating systems, electric vehicle chargers or smart meters. It’s not just about saving the planet, it’s about saving customer’s pennies too. Are you in?

You don’t need any experience – this is your chance to become something more!

We’re looking for people that are ready to dive headfirst into the world of Smart Metering. Age? Gender? Background? All absolutely irrelevant! We’re here for your drive, your passion, and that fire in your eyes. You are welcome for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like or how you power your home.

Don’t be fooled, this is quite a hands-dirty, heads-down type of role. But it is one like no other, where you’ll play a pivotal role in providing energy-efficient solutions that directly impact the lives of families every single day, ensuring their homes are warm and their kettles boiled.

Your mission is to help us mend it.

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.

At our award-winning academies, you’ll absorb the wisdom, grasp the skills, and earn the qualifications to emerge as a top-tier Smart Metering Engineer. Under the wing of our experienced engineers, you’ll soon be in homes around your area, showing customers how they can save and be more energy efficient.

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...


We're currently recruiting in the following locations. If you don't live in an area where we are hiring, please apply anyway and we'll let you know when this changes.

  • Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire

  • Dundee, Perth & Kinross

  • Clydebank, Argyll & Bute

  • Falkirk & Eastern Glasgow

  • Hamilton & East Kilbride

  • Carlisle & The Lake District

  • Kendal & North Lancashire

  • Leeds

  • West Manchester & Wigan

  • Manchester Central

  • Manchester South

  • Wirral and Vale Royal

  • South Staffordshire & The Moorlands

  • North Shropshire

  • Warwick & Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Taunton & West Somerset

  • Bristol & Chipping Sodbury

  • Bournemouth & Dorset

  • Southampton, Christchurch & Eastleigh

  • Nottingham & Mansfield

  • Loughborough, Melton Mowbray & Leicester

  • North Norfolk

  • Ipswich & Colchester

  • Cambridge & North Suffolk

  • South Hertfordshire

  • Southend-on-Sea & Basildon

  • Chelmsford & Brentwood

  • Buckinghamshire

  • Slough & Windsor

  • Watford

  • Staines & Sunbury

  • Gerrard's Cross & Northolt

  • Hounslow & Hammersmith

  • Finsbury Park

  • Elstree

  • Isle of Dogs & Canary Wharf

  • Highbury & Islington

  • Kensington & Chelsea

  • Enfield

  • Chigwell & Loughton

  • South East London

  • Wimbledon & Wandsworth

  • Bromley & Swanley

  • Bognor Regis & Guildford

  • Reigate & East Grinstead

  • Brighton & Hastings

  • East Kent


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!

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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
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

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

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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

Hiring Countries




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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