Trainee Team Manager


Trainee Team Manager

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: £27,000 (rising to circa £33,398 following successful completion of the training)

Reference: REQ772


Here at SGN we are all about people and building safe experiences for our customers through delivering their gas safely, reliably and efficiently. The gas network industry is preparing for its next exciting new chapter, which will see further significant investment in our assets to ensure continuity of gas supply to our customers throughout our communities. Our people are at the heart of SGN and our Team Managers are therefore critical to success.

Following our 2-year training programme, you will be responsible for field-based staff and contractors, carrying out safety-critical repairs and maintenance on SGN’s gas network.


As a Trainee Team Manager, you will be enrolled in a dedicated 2-year training programme, supported by line managers and mentors. After successfully completing the programme you will receive a salary increase, including a £1,500 completion bonus. This role offers genuine potential to progress further and in addition, standby and overtime payments will be available.

Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and embracing differences is something we pride ourselves on. You will be empowered to be yourself and work with people from different backgrounds and points of view to achieve things you never thought possible.

We also offer company benefits including retail & leisure discounts, HolidayPlus & Cycle2work schemes, gym & mobile discounts, a pension scheme, and more.


This role is ideally suited to someone who has worked in a technical or customer focussed environment, perhaps with experience of managing a team of people. We’re looking for someone with the capability to inspire and get the best out of their team so are open minded to applications from different industries. You might be a recent graduate in any discipline or have attained an HND (or equivalent) – we’re looking for individuals capable of building on their education and experience to develop a broad range of skills required to be Team Managers of the future.

Other skills we look for;

  • The ability to get on well with all types of people e.g. members of the public, managers, customers, suppliers etc.
  • An awareness of working within a budget and being cost-conscious.
  • The ability to think on your feet whilst always being safety aware.
  • Some technical understanding would be an advantage.
  • Flexibility is essential in this role both in terms of hours of work and on call /stand by responsibilities (you may also be required to visit locations around the UK for training or to support team activities).

Not a perfect skills match? Tell us what you’re interested in – you might have a skill we didn’t realise we needed!


At SGN, we strive to sustain our world through managing the network that distributes natural and green gas across the south of England and Scotland. We have an important responsibility to keep the gas flowing to 5.9 million homes and businesses. Your work directly impacts SGNs commitments to keeping our customers’ homes and businesses safe.

We’re on a journey to transform the future of gas and we think outside the box – futuristic technologies and robotics are leading our innovation. Keeping our customers safe and warm is what we do but beyond that, we want to make the world a better place, which is why we’re passionate about helping in our communities, reducing our carbon footprint and driving innovation in our industry.

We’re quick to deliver and we may not always wait until the job advert expires before reviewing applications. We recommend you submit your application as soon as possible so we can continue the conversation…

Successful applicants will be asked to complete a short video screening process and online test.

Following this, you will be invited to join us at one of our assessment centres that will be running throughout February. Specific dates will be confirmed nearer the time.