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Smart Energy Expert (Trainee)

  • Ref no.: R9968706
  • Type: Permanent
  • Region: Oxfordshire
  • Employer: Centrica
  • Salary: Competitive

A number of excellent opportunities are now available for you to become a Smart Energy Expert with British Gas in Oxford.

This is part of our ongoing commitment to investment in technology and people. The training and ongoing development we offer in this role will equip you with the skills and technical ability to be a best in class Smart Energy Expert

If developing your career with a leading Energy and Services company that will provide you with the training and support you need to get up to speed and develop your career further sound like your ideal next role, then this is the right opportunity for you:

At British Gas, we do the right thing for our customers - and helping them to manage their energy consumption and save money is at the top of our agenda. That's why we're leading the roll-out of Smart Metering to our 12 million customers. Here's your chance to train as a Smart Energy Expert and come on an exciting new journey with us, helping people today and securing energy for tomorrow.

The role:
Smart Metering is may be new to you, so we'll provide you with outstanding training at one of our award-winning Learning Centers to give you the technical skills and knowledge you'll need. We'll also support you to successfully complete the Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installer Trailblazer Apprenticeship, which will set you up for success in the future. While on training we will support you with our Customer Centric mindset that all our Experts have before you are ready to go to our customers' homes, in your own fully equipped van, with the latest tablet and mobile phone at your fingertips. We'll trust you to be the face of British Gas - using your practical skills to install meters, diagnose faults and make repairs, while taking time to share your expert energy saving knowledge with our customers. Highlighting to them simple and effective ways to save on their energy usage and how Smart Metering will make their lives easier.

The person:

We're a team at British Gas that believes in being extraordinary together. Our trainees come from diverse backgrounds, yet everyone keeps things simple for our customers, takes pride in what they do and continually strives to improve their performance - individually and as a team. This maybe your 2nd or 3rd job, however our standards of Customer Service are high and as such we expect the same from you! The important stuff – please read; It’s our preference that you have four GCSE's - or equivalent - at Grade C or above, preferably including Math and English. A full UK driving license (no more than 9 points) is also required, however if you have your test booked let us know. Finally, you are flexible about working evenings and weekends when required (you will get plenty of notice of your hours) The wellbeing of our engineers is paramount and to ensure they are not travelling unsafe distances, we try to keep everyone working close to hom e. To help us keep you safe, please ensure you fill in your full home postcode on your application so we can see if there is a position in your area.

What do we offer?

In addition to the training and qualifications gained to become a fully trained Smart Energy Expert, you will start with a salary of £12,000, which will rise to £15,000 after 19 weeks and to £18,000 after 27 weeks.
Once fully fledged your salary will rise to £24,961. On average our Smart Engineers earn a further £4,000 each year through bonuses. Overtime is available and for those who stay with our Smart operation to the end will earn up to a further £3,500 loyalty bonus.

Excellent benefits include pension, share save scheme and company discounts. British Gas is a leading energy company and part of Centrica, a top 30 FTSE 100 company, so there will also be plenty of opportunities for you. As part of a company with over 10,000 field workers covering multiple technical and engineering disciplines, our guarantee to you is a permanent career beyond the Smart Metering roll out within our Field Operations network.

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