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SGN Overview

Horley, Surrey, South East England, England
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Private
Utilities
£1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
We manage the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across the south of England and Scotland.

Our people are the heart of our business. We employ around 4,000 people who are dedicated to keeping our customers safe ... Read more

Company Updates

  • As part of International Women in Engineering Day, we’re celebrating our female key workers who have been working through the COVID-19 pandemic to help keep the gas flowing. We heard from five of our colleagues about the work they're doing and what they most enjoy about working at SGN. Read the full story and watch the video at https://bit.ly/2Npxjfa

  • Last week was #carersweek2020 and we caught up with some of our colleagues who have caring responsibilities to help #makecaringvisible. Project Manager Catherine Vaughan, explains how she was able to care for her granddad without sacrificing her career. Read her story on our website.

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SGN – Why Work With Us?


We manage the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across the south of England and Scotland.

Our people are the heart of our business. We employ around 4,000 people who are dedicated to keeping our customers safe and warm by leading the way in energy delivery.

Emergency: We provide the National Gas Emergency Service day and night. We’ll always make the situation safe whether the gas emergency is inside or outside a property.

Connect: Every year, we connect around 20,000 customers to our network and we help thousands of our most customers heat their homes for less.

Upgrade: We’re committed to upgrading our network and we use the latest technology as we replace, renew and maintain our pipes. We’re constantly innovating to ensure a safe, secure and sustainable future for our network.

Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to find out more about how we keep our customers safe and warm all day, every day.

We’re dedicated to keeping our customers safe and warm by leading the way in energy delivery. It’s our talented and hard-working people that help us achieve this by going out of their way to exceed customer expectations and innovate for a safe, secure and sustainable future for our network.

Across our business, we offer a range of different careers and opportunities. Whether you’re a front-line emergency gas engineer, a stakeholder engagement expert or a management accountant, there’s a role for you with us. We’re passionate about the development and progression of our people. That’s why we offer tailored coaching programmes to employees across all levels to support everyone in reaching their full potential with us.

We are always looking for enthusiastic and conscientious individuals to join our award-winning company, whether you’re just starting out on your career or you’re an experienced professional. Visit our website to find our latest vacancies.

From helping you make the most out of your money to supporting your health and wellbeing, we offer our people a range of employee benefits on top of a competitive salary. Here’s just some the benefits we offer when you join us:

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is better for our business, better for our colleagues, and better for our customers and stakeholders.

We’re committed to building a more diverse SGN and creating a culture where everyone is valued and respected. In recent years, we’ve taken steps to close the gender gap and we’ll continue to progress gender parity in the years to come. We’ve partnered with organisations across the energy industry to make the sector more accessible and we’re supporting our leaders and managers to be more inclusive in the way they manage teams.

Through our work, we’re aiming to level the playing field for everyone – so that everyone can be their best. We’ll keep working hard to implement our strategy; educating our people on the benefits of diversity and inclusion, embedding D&I into our everyday work and engaging with our people to bring them on the journey.

Our diversity and inclusion strategy will help us tackle some of the immediate issues we face today, but also help us make a longer-term positive impact to our wider society.


We’re more than a network of pipes – people are everything to us. What we do as a business affects the towns and cities we live and work in, so it’s important to us to support our communities.

Our Community Action Programme gives all our employees one day on company time each year to volunteer in our local communities. We’ve completed some great projects including creating a dementia-friendly garden at a Clydebank care home and transforming a tiger enclosure at an animal sanctuary in Kent. You can see more of our projects in the video above.

Our colleagues are an extremely charitable bunch. From sponsored head shaves to marathon runs, we’re always doing something to support charities and good causes. Our Into Action scheme is a dedicated fund that lets us boost their fundraising efforts. In the last year, we’ve donated over £50,000 to their fundraising totals through the scheme.

We want to inspire young people to explore opportunities and careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), so we’ve partnered with youth organisation Solutions for the Planet. Employees from across our company are mentoring groups of students to develop and implement innovative, sustainable business solutions which address key challenges facing our planet.

We’re also mentoring young people through the Outward Bound programme, which provides disadvantaged young people with challenging, adventurous and safe experiences in the outdoors. As well as strengthening links with local schools in our communities, the programme improves our mentors’ own leadership and communication skills.

SGN Reviews

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    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Manager in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Test Manager in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
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    I have been working at SGN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its a dynamic business, really up and coming in their technology, a fast paced and exciting place to work at the sharp end of today's technology.

    I find most the people here are really down to earth, minimising on the fluff and jargon, they actually get on with the work!

    I am well supported by my manager and I feel appreciated.

    Incredibly busy, but the work life balance is good!

    It is still early days in the business, but so far so good.

    Cons

    Its a bit chaotic at times, lots going on.

    Office is very industrial and dated compared to other businesses I have worked in, limited on facilities, basic canteen, no gym and located in an industrial estate.

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SGN Photos

SGN photo of: Celebrating 10 years of SGN in 2016 at our Solent depot
SGN photo of: Our HR team on their CAP day at Revitalise Respite Centre
SGN photo of: 14 of our colleagues from various departments came together to take part in a development course
SGN photo of: Celebrating some of our awesome females as part of International Women's Day #BalanceforBetter
SGN photo of: A bunch of brave men from across SGN helped raise more than £2,000 for a men’s health charity by getting their legs, chests and backs waxed
SGN photo of: A bunch of brave men from across SGN helped raise more than £2,000 for a men’s health charity by getting their legs, chests and backs waxed
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SGN Interviews

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    Energy Futures Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SGN.

    Interview

    2 e-mail questions then final interview which was held on Microsoft teams due to the covid-19 circumstances. interview lasted about an hour and was competency based with a few hypothetical situation questions, relatively challenging.

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SGN Awards & Accolades

  • Gold Award for Supporting The Armed Forces as a Business, Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), 2018
  • Best Innovation in Biomethane, AD & Biogas Industry Awards, 2018
  • Best community involvement during a corporate social responsibility programme, Corporate Engagement Award, 2017
  • IGEM Innovation Project Award - SGN 'Opening Up the Gas Market' Project, Gas Industry Awards, 2016
  • Silver Award for the Utilities category, UK Customer Experience Awards, 2016
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