• Craftsperson roles


    Applicants for a craftsperson role will train for a diploma qualification, gaining the knowledge and practical skills to undertake a specific craftsperson role within SGN. When qualified you will participate in an out-of-hours stand by rota.

    Our traineeships last for two years, with classroom and workshop training, supported by time on site gaining operational experience with experienced employees. Over the two years there will be up to 20 weeks spent in training, some of which will be delivered at locations requiring you to stay away from home. The actual amount of time away from home will depend upon where you live relative to training venues.


    Pressure control craftsperson

    You'll be responsible for maintaining equipment which controls the pressure and flow of gas throughout our networks, ensuring that gas is continuously supplied to our customers. This will involve working outdoors on equipment located throughout the areas covered by our operational patches, some in towns and cities and some located in the countryside. You will normally lead a small team of two, but are actually a key part of a much larger maintenance team.


    Electrical & Instrumentation craftsperson

    Our E&I team is small in number but perform an essential role. You'll install and maintain equipment on our operational sites to enable data on the flow, pressure and temperature of gas to be effectively communicated back to central control room, allowing them to manage the supply of gas to our customers. You will often work on your own, but will need to regularly interact with others within the larger maintenance team.


    Pipelines craftsperson

    You'll monitor the condition of our high pressure pipeline network, taking measures to prevent damage and to avoid corrosion. You will liaise closely with landowners and farmers, and also with people who need to carry out work in close proximity to our pipelines. This might involve helping them to plan their work, and also monitoring their work to prevent accidental damage. You will usually work on your own, often in the countryside, but as part of a larger maintenance team.


    Multi-skilled depot craftsperson

    Multi-skilled craftspersons in our operational depots carry out two primary roles: 

    • Leading a small team of two, you will undertake work to lay or replace service pipes supplying gas to customer’s premises. You will also undertake repairs to the gas mains networks if they are found to be leaking. This role will require you to undertake physical work on or near roads, including digging excavations to access the buried pipes. 

    • You will also undertake duties as a first call operative, attending sites on your own when members of the public report a smell of gas. You will make the situation safe, with key responsibilities to safeguard life and property, before liaising with our repair teams. You will have close interaction with our customers, providing excellent customer service. 
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