graduate scheme

Engineering Graduate Programme

Job description

From day one, you’ll become part of the team and see first-hand what it’s like to be at the heart of our business. We’ve carefully tailored our programme to support you in achieving your potential as an engineer of the future.

Throughout your 25-month programme, you’ll navigate through four six-month placements. Placements that will technically, professionally and personally challenge you and help to build the skills and experience you need to be the very best you can be.

We’ll give you the freedom to aspire to each of your placements and first post role which means you’ll have the opportunity to influence where in the business you complete your placements and enable you to shape your own career!

You’ll receive training from our expert trainers and be supported by a dedicated programme manager, business mentor and line manager. You will play a vital role in shaping the future role of gas and how we establish ourselves at the forefront of sustainable energy, not only through your placements but also through a graduate owned 12-month project.

Accredited by IGEM, we also offer mentorship through to Professional Registration, which you’ll start whilst on the Graduate Programme. You’ll be supported and encouraged through your journey of professional development with opportunities to develop the Engineering Councils UK SPEC competencies.

Our community of graduates provide the perfect support network, pulling from their personal experience they’ll provide guidance and assistance and you’ll inspire each other from the very start.

Our benefits
When you’re responsible for some of the most challenging and vital work around, it’s only right that you receive some of the best rewards and benefits around too. With us, you can expect a starting salary of £27,500 to £28,500, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, bonus scheme including joiners bonus and placement bonuses, access to our flexible benefits scheme, accommodation allowance support and a generous company pension scheme.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is vitally important to us and that’s why we offer access to free occupational health services, including physiotherapy and our employee assistance program which offers confidential counselling.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and dynamic working environment and have a number of initiatives in place to support this. These include development programmes designed for female colleagues and an employment scheme aimed at young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities which our graduates play a key role in running.

You will have the opportunity on our programme to make a real difference and become one of Cadent’s ambassadors for STEM. Representing our programme across the business up to senior stakeholders and within our external communities.

Be part of something big. Join our Engineering Graduate Programme and help shape the future of gas for generations to come.

What we are looking for

  • We’re looking for engineering graduates who act with curiosity, courage, pride, purpose and ownership to join our team. Along with:
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence and have access to your own transport
  • High levels of personal and professional energy - you’ll have lots of drive and motivation too!
  • A shared sense of purpose - we’re on an exciting journey of growth – do you want to be part of it?
  • A passion for customer service - we’re looking for people who can delight our customers!
  • Team spirit - we support each other, with all our strengths and differences, to succeed
  • A forward-thinking mind-set - bring along fresh ideas that can support our growth and evolution

Please note Cadent are not able to support any applications for visa sponsorship for this role. All applicants must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.


A minimum of a 2.1 degree (predicted/obtained) in a relevant engineering discipline

Accepted degree subjects

  • transport engineering
  • aerospace engineering
  • chemical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • engineering management
  • civil engineering and construction

Additional job details

UK wide
£27,500 - £28,500

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 20 March 2020

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Closing date:  20 March 2020

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