Wales & West Utilities seeks graduate engineers



The gas emergency and pipeline service for Wales and the south west of England has opened its graduate programme for 2019 and is inviting prospective graduate engineers and project managers to apply.
Wales & West Utilities’ graduate programme presents a fantastic opportunity for those who have recently, or are about to, step out of university and are keen to build a career in engineering.
The company has two graduate routes available – one in mechanical engineering and the other in operational project management.
The mechanical engineering role is based out of Wales & West Utilities headquarters in Celtic Springs, Newport and focuses on achieving Chartered Engineer status, developing the Asset Managers of the future. The project management role is designed to support graduates to become operational managers of the future, responsible for the teams that keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses. Both routes are suitable for people who have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:2 or a master’s degree in subjects like construction management, project management, civil engineering or similar.
Wales & West Utilities People & Engagement Director, Sarah Hopkins, said:
“Whether it’s heating homes or powering businesses, the gas network plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Wales and the south west of England. As we prepare the gas network to deliver affordable, reliable and low carbon energy in the future, we’re looking for talented, determined and ambitious graduates to play their part.
“These roles offer a fantastic benefits package and the bespoke mentoring and training will help prepare individuals to become the next generation of gas engineers and managers.”
Anyone who thinks they have what it takes to help Wales & West Utilities keep the gas flowing should visit for further information. Applications must be received by 9 June 2019.
Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service that serves the south west of England and Wales, puts customers at the heart of the business and is rated the top utility company in the UK for customer service. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night.
The company also has a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being upgraded to new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.