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Work Experience - Movement to Work

British Gas/Scottish Gas are in partnership with several large employers and training partners to run a number of work experience programmes across the UK. 

They are designed to deliver a wide range of positive outcomes helping young people gain new skills & experience, improve self-confidence and team working skills to help you get closer to the world of work.

The duration of the work experience can range between 2 – 5 weeks. During the 5 week placement, you will spend time with a training partner developing skills to prepare you for the work place and you will also spend 2 weeks work experience at British Gas/Scottish Gas, where you will gain an awareness of our products & services and have an opportunity to spend some time with a customer services team plus shadow engineers installing and servicing heating products and energy systems.

For the 2 week placement you will complete 2 weeks work experience with British Gas (BG) / Scottish Gas (SG) only and this will be across our customer services and engineering operations.

What might it involve?

Here are some things you might experience at British Gas/Scottish Gas:

  • Homecare - Repairing & servicing boilers and electrical faults for over 4 million of our services customers.
  • Home Installation - Installing new boilers and central heating systems for over 100, 000 customers each year.
  • Smart - British Gas Residential Energy has around 11 million household customers, and to help customers manage their energy we provide innovative ways to control and understand energy bills. One of these is Smart meters, a new type of meter, which helps customers control their energy instantly.
  • Academy visit - You may also get the opportunity to visit  one of our Academies, where engineers undertake training as part of our Apprenticeship programmes
  • Customer service - All our sites undertake numerous customer focused functions that support both our residential and business customers

Some things you will experience with our training partner Capita are:

  • Training in Customer Service Skills
  • Practical work skills such as CV writing, interview techniques and confidence building
  • Development of Maths and English skills


No qualification required. If you are aged between 16 – 24 (Scotland & Wales) or 19-24 (England) and not in employment, education or training, with no unspent criminal convictions you can take advantage of this great opportunity. The process starts with registering for a taster day where you meet some of our team, find out more about the programme and we will find out a little bit more about you. At the taster day, we will let you know if you are eligible to join the programme which generally starts a few days later

How to register

If you are interested in our work experience opportunities, you can register for a taster day by contacting British Gas/ Scottish Gas via email with your name, email address, address, contact number, age & quote Work Experience and location i.e. Leeds, in the subject of the email

Dates for 2017

Dates and general locations:

Site Taster day  Placement
 Glasgow  20th March 2017   2 week work experience placement SG only begins 27th March 2017
 Leeds  27th March 2017   2 week work experience placement BG only begins 3rd April 2017
 Edinburgh  27th March 2017   2 week work experience placement SG only begins 3rd April 2017
 Cardiff  27th March 2017   2 week work experience placement BG only begins 3rd April 2017
 Manchester  10th April 2017   5 week placement with Capita/BG begins 18th April 2017
 Leeds  18th April 2017   5 week placement with Capita/BG begins 25th April 2017
 Leicester  24th April 2017   5 week placement with Capita/BG begins 2nd May 2017

Please note these dates may be subject to change & again you must have pre-registered to be able to attend. 

If you have any questions about this fantastic programme, please email: