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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

  • We're pleased to report our mean gender pay gap has decreased by 1.0% to 8.8% compared with 2017, well below the national average. We know there's still more we need to do to become more diverse and inclusive - discover our plans in our gender pay gap report.

  • Once again, we were proud to support International Women’s Day and get behind this year’s theme #BalanceforBetter. To mark the occasion we announced two new development programmes for our female colleagues and heard from our Senior Independent Director, Laura Sandys, about the progress we’re making to break down barriers in the energy industry. We also discovered a number of hidden talents and raised money for Freedom4Girls by sharing photos of our female colleagues which reveal a different side to them.

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SGN – Why Work For 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. This year, we’ve set up a new Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, chaired by our CEO John Morea, which aims to encourage and embed inclusion throughout our company.

We’re supporting our leaders and managers to drive inclusion through our management framework and we’re encouraging colleagues to consider the small everyday actions that go a long way to creating an inclusive workplace.


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.

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    Pros

    The people I work alongside make my day, we help one another and there is always someone you can ask. The work itself is a challenge and I like a challenge.

    I have been with SGN for just a short while (a year and a half) and I can honestly say that SGN have given me more than I expected. I am always hungry to learn and they have recognised this and 'fed me' and for this I will always be grateful.

    Cons

    Sometimes people can feel overlooked, it's a big company and you can feel as though nobody has noticed how hard you have worked everyday, a lot of good people do a good job on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Look after the 'little people' sometimes just a well done is enough to make someones day and keep them on the track to success.

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SGN Photos

SGN photo of: Celebrating 10 years of SGN in 2016 at our Solent depot
SGN photo of: Celebrating some of our awesome females as part of International Women's Day #BalanceforBetter
SGN photo of: Our CEO John Morea speaking at the Future of Utilities Summit
SGN photo of: We’re working with Alzheimer’s Society to provide our people, like our front-line engineer Chic, with Dementia Friends training
SGN photo of: Sustaining our world and communities is so important. Here, colleagues from our Dundee depot are gathering a Christmas present donation.
SGN photo of: Festive fun in our Edinburgh office
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    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at SGN in October 2017.

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    The hiring process was quick and I received excellent instructions for my interview.
    My interview was relevant to the job role and included a presentation, the interviewerwas friendly and considerate. Feedback was provided quickly.

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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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