British Gas to create 3,000 jobs

British
Gas has launched a massive recruitment drive to fill 3,000 engineering jobs it
plans to create by 2005.

The
recruitment campaign is being supported by a £2m investment in new training and
assessment facilities, including two new purpose built training centres in
Glasgow and Basingstoke.

British
Gas said there is a shortage of skilled, qualified engineers in the industry,
and it is specifically looking to recruit people who may not have considered a
career as a gas engineer, such as those looking for a second career – single
parents and women.

The
positions are needed to meet customer demand for servicing and central heating
installation and will include more than 1,000 apprentice engineers, 1,200 adult
recruits – including a number through the Government’s New Deal initiative –
and around 800 qualified engineers.

www.gas.co.uk

By Quentin Reade

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