British Gas have been a proud supporter of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Charity since 2007 and offer their young apprenticeship employees the opportunity to do their Gold DofE.
Inside British Gas
Number of employees:30,000
Locations (of offices):14 offices across England, Scotland and Wales
Areas of operation: Provide customers service, innovative energy solutions and quality Home Services expertise
Our pledge to DofE Award holders
- We believe The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award makes young people more employable and better prepares them for work.
- We believe the DofE develops young people’s leadership, problem-solving, self-management and teamworking skills – attributes essential to the future of UK business.
- We look favourably on young recruits with DofE Awards in our recruitment process.
We aim to attract the best and brightest, and to retain them by providing a positive working environment. In addition to our contact centre colleagues, we directly employ more than 7,000 engineers who carry out our servicing and breakdown services for over 3.4 million British Gas customers.
There are a huge range of roles across British Gas from Strategy and Pricing to Innovation and Finance. Our engineering apprentices from British Gas Energy Academies and customer services’ apprentices have the opportunity to grow and develop with us through doing their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The DofE enables you to gain core competencies that will benefit your career immediately and develops you as a leader of tomorrow.
Since our partnership started with the DofE an amazing 2,000 young people from across the business have completed their DofE programmes. You will have heard of British Gas, but we hope the following pages will open your eyes and inspire you to the exciting career opportunities which exist across our organisation. We have lots of young staff in our team and you can find out more about them and their roles.
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British Gas apprentices on their DofE expedition
Theo Paphitis meets Gold Award holders from British Gas
Staff from British Gas
Staff from British Gas competing on the DofE Challenge fundraising event