Gas network team leader

Gas network team leader

“A gas network team leader builds, maintains and repairs the country’s gas network infrastructure to provide a reliable supply of gas to domestic, commercial and industrial users”

The gas network team leader apprenticeship will prepare you for one of two team leader roles. As an apprentice in service laying, you’ll learn to install gas services at domestic, commercial and industrial premises using a range of techniques, including open cut, moling and insertion. You’ll learn to carry out appropriate squeeze off and electrofusion pipe jointing techniques, and to connect services to gas mains using a range of methods. You’ll be responsible for decommissioning services and gas meters, installing gas meter housings and repositioning electrical equipotential bonding apparatus when removing a meter. Apprentices in mains laying will work in deep excavations and confined spaces. You’ll develop the skills to carry out butt fusion jointing of gas mains and to insert flow-stopping equipment to facilitate work on pressurised mains. You’ll learn how to connect new mains to the existing network infrastructure, and repair and maintain gas main components.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Three GCSEs, including maths and English, or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience, particularly where strong practical skills are demonstrated

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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