Employer profile


Updated: December, 2020

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

About Cadent

Here at Cadent, we’re very clear about who we are and what we believe in. Importantly, we’re crystal clear that our number one priority is to keep the energy flowing. It’s that simple. And doing it safely, efficiently and in a way that delivers what our customers need is right at the top of our ‘to do’ list.

We’re the UK’s largest gas network connecting and keeping energy flowing to our customers across the country. Underneath your feet run 200 years of innovation; a pipe network connecting 11 million homes and businesses, an invisible commitment to meet your energy needs, today and tomorrow.

Why choose us

Join us as an Apprentice, Student or Graduate and you will play a vital role in shaping the future of the energy sector in the UK. No matter what programme you join us on you’ll be supported every step of the way by our New Talent Team, PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) trainers, colleagues within your team as well as a dedicated mentor.

Our Apprenticeship Programmes

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, as long as you have the relevant qualifications, together with plenty of enthusiasm, curiosity and bags of motivation, you’ll go far on one of our Engineering Apprenticeship Programmes.

From day one you’ll work alongside some of the brightest engineering minds and, over the duration of your apprenticeship, 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.

Our Industrial Placement Programme

As a Student with Cadent, you’ll see first-hand how passionate we are about transforming lives and shaping futures. We’ll ensure your 12-month placement powers up your enthusiasm for the future of gas and a career with us. We’ll build on your talent to ensure you receive the essential skills and development needed to help your transition from university to working life.

You’ll gain specialist training from our team of knowledgeable experts to support both your technical and personal development and get the chance to be fast-tracked onto our Graduate Programme.

Our Graduate Programme

You’ll have an impact on our business from day one as you navigate your way through a wide range of placement opportunities – either within our Engineering or Business Functions. Your 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

On our programme you’ll learn in a dedicated training environment, perfectly suited to graduates fresh from university. You’ll also gain exposure to a variety of functions within our business and be provided with a wide range of comprehensive and challenging training, ranging from hands on technical training to personal development.

Our Engineering Programme is accredited by IMechE and IGEM and we also offer mentorship through chartership.

Work sectors

energy and utilities, engineering and manufacturing


UK wide

Contact details

Ashbrook Court
Prologis Park

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