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Connect IT Utility Services

Why Connect It

We are in exciting times at Connect It. 2020 saw not only a pandemic to contend with but the achievement of one of our strategic priorities – to transfer all our support staff to one location. 

We moved to our 40,000 sqft Head Office and Distribution centre in Hedge End, Southampton in June 2020. This has enabled our teams to continue to deliver great works to our customers and for us to achieve better collaboration and efficiency.  It doesn’t stop there – in 2021 we are preparing to be set for further growth so read below and find a vacancy that suits you!

Current vacancies

Our current vacancies are below. If you are interested, get in touch today.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, apply speculatively below.

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Job vacancy - Service Engineer/Mechanic

Keen to keep the wheels moving for our operational teams? 

We are looking to recruit a Service Engineer to work alongside our current Engineers at our fully fitted workshop based at our 40,000 sq. ft Head Office and Distribution centre in Hedge End, Southampton.  Our continued growth of the business following the successful contract awards from SSEN as well as national developers means our fleet and plant are growing. 

Job location: Foundation House, Hedge End, Southampton

The role will be responsible for:

We want to ensure safe outcomes for our people and therefore it’s critical that our Service Engineers are fully qualified and experienced to service and maintain our vans, class 1 vehicles and range of plant.

Ideally, you will be an experienced and knowledgeable in your craft, having worked in the multi-utilities industry with a strong focus on safety.  Educating our teams is also key as you set the standard that they will follow.  So, what is the detail?

  • Role modelling the right organisational behaviours that demonstrate a strong commitment to vehicle and driving safety.
  • To maintain the fleet, conducting service inspections and repairs as required. This will mainly be at the depot, but onsite repair may be required.
  • Install trackers and other additional items as requested so that appropriate data can be tracked by vehicle.
  • Ordering of parts and ensure stock levels are maintained of key items as appropriate.
  • To carry out risk assessments and maintain safe working practices.
  • Report hazards and defects that are not able to be rectified in house.
  • Keep up to date with best practice working processes and methods.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Demonstrate a good record of mechanical experience either as a mechanic, plant fitter, or plant technician.
  • Be able to operate handheld mobile equipment to record works and data information.
  • Hold a clean driving licence as attendance to other locations will be required from time to time. Ideally class 1 qualified with valid CPC.
  • Using your own initiative, demonstrate safe working practices.
  • City & Guilds or apprentice trained mechanical qualification.
  • Take a flexible approach to working hours.
  • Educating teams on vehicle maintenance so you need to be a good communicator with ability to portray information at all levels.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to role model desired safety behaviours.
  • Clean driving licence is essential as you may be provided to attend site.

We are looking for this role now to join us and hit the ground running, so if you have the right experience and skills please contact us!

Job vacancy - HR Advisor

Job location: Foundation House, Hedge End, Southampton

The role will be responsible for:

Connect It are a family owned multi utility connections company based in Hedge End, Southampton. With our utility skills in great demand across London and the Central and South of England and a growing range of projects to deliver, we are looking for an experienced HR Advisor to hit the ground running by joining our small but perfectly formed SHEQ, HR & Compliance team.

Working for the HR & Compliance Business Partner, this varied role will primarily support HR activities but also collaborate with colleagues in Safety and Compliance.  It provides a great opportunity to gain some broad HR generalist skills within a growing business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a key point of contact across the business areas, from our onsite teams right through to our Directors.
  • Support the organisation of the end-to-end recruitment and on boarding experience including building job descriptions, writing adverts, through to organising the offer and induction.
  • Support HR activities within the employee life cycle including management of sickness, absence, payroll activities, employee relations (maternity/paternity), contracts and performance management.
  • Develop or amend HR policies and providing advice and guidance across our business.
  • Maintain our competency, training and qualification matrix, ensuring these are monitored and any training gaps identified, and courses arranged to bridge the gap.
  • Attend meetings, recording actions and monitoring to provide management information.
  • Produce monthly HR metrics and reports to ensure follow up actions are completed.
  • Support with the development and implementation of an HR system.
  • Review what we do to continually improve and grow.

 

 

 

Qualifications and experience:

What can you bring to the role?  Having worked an HR role previously, you will have:

  • A proven track record in handling HR matters, coupled with good attention to detail.
  • Strong communicator with excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office packages is a given but ability to adapt to different software packages and familiarity using a CRM system would be ideal.
  • Above all, you will be a team player who is flexible in their approach, and up for a challenge!
  • CIPD qualified
  • Ideally working in the construction or utilities industry.

This role is permanent working full time although part time applicants with strong experience would be considered.

Interested? Then please apply!

 

Job vacancy - Fleet & Asset Co-Ordinator

Job location: Foundation House, Hedge End, Southampton

The role will be responsible for:

Are you highly organised, with excellent customer service skills and a keen eye for detail?  Are you looking to work for a fast-paced growing family business, which is big enough to provide career development opportunity, but small enough to care?

Following successful contract awards from SSEN, as well as national developers, Connect It Utility Services are looking for a Fleet and Asset Coordinator/.  This role will co-ordinate the ongoing compliance of our growing number of vehicles, plant, tools, and equipment that ultimately supports the efficient operation of our field-based workforce.

Reporting to the Transport and Logistics Manager, based at our Head Office and Distribution Centre in Hedge End, your responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring and managing the timely inspection, calibration and testing of assets in line with statutory requirements
  • Liaising with suppliers and key internal stakeholders, keeping them informed of upcoming inspections and bookings.
  • Tracking progress of equipment with suppliers to ensure efficient completion and return.
  • Maintaining an accurate record of all vehicle, plant, tools, and equipment on company databases.
  • Supporting the Stores team through updating pick lists, orders, and stock within Salesforce.
  • Fleet administration
  • General administrative tasks.
  • Developing efficient and effective processes and procedures within your area of responsibility.

Qualifications and experience:

  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office and Database skills.
  • A no compromise approach to Health & Safety embedded in working practices and behaviours.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude, with a flexible approach to work, in line with business needs.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • A strong team player, with the ability to work on own initiative.

We are looking for this role now to join us and hit the ground running, so if you have the right experience and skills please contact us!

Job vacancy - Commercial Co-Ordinator

Do you love working with numbers, staying on track of progress and generally keeping on top of our figures? Then this role could be perfect for you! This role will support the business by undertaking a wide range of commercial duties to help deliver a contract that focuses on the critical internal commercial processes that make our contract efficient and profitable. Including pre contract work, you will provide internal cost management analysis of labour, plant and materials and be involved with creating efficient handover documents to project teams. You will also work assisting post-contract duties as required by the Framework QS.

Job location: Foundation House in Hedge End Southampton - although during lockdown there may be a mixture of home working required. The role is full time and our standard working hours are from 8am to 5pm

The role will be responsible for:

Reporting to the Quantity Surveyor and based within our SSEN team, the role holder will:

  • Have knowledge and or experience in working with Civil/Utility contracts and/or experience administering term Framework Contracts for or on behalf of Distribution Network Operators.
  • Have experience in helping and or producing pre-contract activity schedules, monthly reporting documentation including Applications for Payment, Invoices and any necessary notification documentation required.
  • Help identify trends in both cost and revenue to aid the development and profitability of the business.
  • Have demonstrable understanding of supply chain management duties including pre-contract pricing, pre and post contract procurement and post contract administration and management of the supply chain.
  • Hold experience in helping to produce forecasts, cash flows and debt accounts.

Qualifications and experience:

The key Skills and attributes we are looking for in this role are:

  • Excellent commercial awareness and understanding
  • Experience within the civil or utility industry
  • Experience of working and, ideally, negotiating with 3rd parties
  • IT literacy including Microsoft Office (Excel is a must) and any relevant CRM or business finance systems
  • Great attention to detail
  • Self-motivated being able to work independently or various teams.
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong time management and prioritisation
  • Comfortable managing multiple tasks and solving problems
  • Can-do attitude and always willing to use own initiative with a proactive mindset
  • Effective written and verbal communicator

Educated to at least A level standard, at Connect It, we are looking for the ability and enthusiasm to apply commercial skills in a real environment when the job holder can immediately add value in a newly created role. Are you up for the challenge? If so, what are you waiting for?

Job vacancy - Stores Assistants

This role will work in our warehouse picking utility items to help our on-site teams by ensuring items delivered into our warehouse or picked for on site delivery are accurate and handled and stored in a safe and secure way.

Job location: Foundation House, Hedge End, Southampton

The role will be responsible for:

The role holder will work as a team:

  • To support the receipt of goods in, ensuring items are checked for completeness and items are stored within the centre safely and in a timely manner
  • To develop product knowledge of gas, water and electric materials and equipment to ensure the correct items are picked.
  • To ensure orders are processed efficiently for despatch and on time and that items collected are issued on our stockholding system.
  • Assist with loading of delivery vehicles including trailers, taking into account loading restrictions and requirements
  • Maintain housekeeping standards, ensuring that Health, Safety & Environmental procedures are strictly adhered to.
  • Review stock levels, reporting any deficiencies or damage and take part in stocktakes as required.
  • Deliver required parts to the operatives on time, using appropriate and efficient methods as required by the business.
  • To ensure equipment and plant used is maintained in accordance with maintenance plans, reporting any damage or deficiencies
  • Support with yard supervision to ensure safe working, acting as a banksman where required.
  • Suggest ideas on improvements to processes and systems to allow for future efficiencies.
  • Ensure waste items are disposed of safely including disposal by others

Qualifications and experience:

You will need

  • Excellent communication and ability to work as a team
  • Certification to use a combi forklift
  • Have a good working knowledge of a Stores or warehouse environment ideally in a utilities business
  • A good working knowledge of IT stock management systems
  • A high degree of flexibility
  • Warehouse/site health & safety knowledge
  • Have a full clean UK driving licence as you may be required to deliver on-site

We offer a standard 50 hour working week, Monday to Friday and good rates of pay.
Do you meet our requirements? If so get in contact!

Job vacancy - MU Teams

Due to high demand for our excellent onsite skills, we are looking to recruit an additional team onto our Gas and Water Mains and Service Laying teams. Ideally you will be based in or around the Hampshire area and be willing to travel to sites we are awarded across the South of England.

Job location: Working for our MU customers across the central South of England

The role will be responsible for:

Working on mainly new development sites, you will have experience in installing mains and services using PE and PEB from 63mm to 250mm for gas and water installations (inc chlorination procedures).   You will have a good track record of working as a team and with safety in mind.  As an ambassador of Connect It you will provide excellent customer service to our clients on site and enjoy working outside, as part of a team of two. Work is recorded on a mobile device so experience of working in this way would be helpful.

Qualifications and experience:

NCO2 Team Leader will need:

  • NCO2(G) Mains/Service Laying (distribution) up to 180 minimum, registered on a current EUSR card
  • NCO2 (W) Mains/Service Laying, registered on an EUSR card
  • SCO 1,2 & 5 inc GL6
  • Registrations as a CP for Gas networks
  • A proven track record of working safely and in accordance with GIRS/WIRS procedures.
  • Gas and Water Shea certification
  • National Water Hygiene
  • NRSWA qualified
  • First Aid qualified
  • Ideally hold a towing and driving licence.

An Assistant will need:

  • NCO1(G) or NCO (W) Assistant qualification, registered on a current EUSR card
  • Gas and Water Shea certification
  • National Water Hygiene
  • A good working knowledge of on site health and safety supported by training
  • First Aid
  • Full driving licence

You are provided with PPE, a van and materials/equipment needed to deliver an excellent job all to the high standards that Connect It are known for.  We offer great rates of pay for the right teams so what are you waiting for?

Job vacancy - SHEQ Advisor

Want to further help us embed our great safety culture? If you have proven experience building strong relationships with teams and delivering great on site support and observation in a positive SHEQ capacity then we are interested in hearing from you!

Job location: This is a mobile role working in either our West or Central areas covering Eastbourne through to Southampton and up to Petersfield

The role will be responsible for:

  • Carry out a programme of safety audits and inspections, with appropriate escalation, reporting and investigation of any accidents, incidents and near misses.
  • Encourage teams (office, stores, site) to be accountable for safety behaviours, identifying when items need maintenance, replacement etc.
  • Advising and influencing the business to understand safe working practices, embedding the licence to stop and ensure working practices are appropriate and follow due process to remain compliant with specification, policy and procedure.
  • Resolve any safety queries received within the business and ensure learnings are followed through.
  • Ensure standards of PPE and equipment are maintained and provide advice as required.
  • Monitor and report on safety performance and assist the business to identify areas requiring improvement and development, using company prescribed systems (Boris/Salesforce, Excel)
  • Review existing SHEQ performance data and reports and provide updates to management teams and SHEQ Management Review Meetings.
  • Maintain safety knowledge and best practices to ensure Connect It remain up to speed.
  • Liaise with SHEQ Management and consultants as required.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of company systems, programmes and initiatives.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Experience of managing a programme of safety audits and dealing with non-conformance in a adult, positive way that encourages improved performance.
  • Role model behaviours that influence the desired safety behaviours.
  • Experience of performing audits within a utility industry.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the business to gain desired results.
  • Ability to manage own workload and time effectively in an autonomous role
  • Able to use Microsoft suite (Outlook, Power point, Word and Excel) and other Company systems to record and analyse data.

Preferred

  • A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills who has a passion for safety excellence.
  • Must possess good organisational and written communication skills, with the ability to interface with people at all levels
  • A person who is driven to deliver, a ‘can do’ achiever who can take the initiative to see changes through to closure
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office (particularly Outlook, Excel, Word and use of a CRM system
  • NEBOSH Diploma or qualified by experience and can demonstrate a proven track record.
  • EUSR Shea Power
  • Driving Licence

Job vacancy - MU Design Engineer

We are looking for an additional MU Design Engineer who will work in the Estimating team based in our Head Office, delivering MU infrastructure design drawings on gas, water and power (underground and over-ground) and fibre installations as part of tender and fully installed projects.

Job location: Foundation House, Hedge End, Southampton although during lockdown remote working will be considered

The role will be responsible for:

  • Delivering accurate and compliant multi utility infrastructure design drawings using AutoCAD 2D that are delivered within agreed timescales.
  • Accurately re-drafting internal and external design elements and hand sketches on to AutoCAD templates as required
  • Offer full drawing office support to Clients, Technical and Operations team that delivers to expectations
  • Liaise with internal Technical and Operations teams ensuring open and thorough communication channels, highlighting any areas of risk.
  • Provide a high level of customer service at all times to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain drawing record database

Qualifications and experience:

What skills will you bring?

  • Must be proficient with AutoCAD 2D, with minimum experience of 2 years in a similar multi utility environment.
  • Understand and have experience of designing mu (gas, water, electric and fibre) networks for new developments, including GIRS, WIRS & NERS requirements
  • Maintain keen attention to drawing detail.
  • Analytical and evaluation skills.
  • Proactive and motivated approach that delivers a strong communication channel with great interpersonal skills.
  • Strong all-round IT skills including MS Suite and use of a CRM system.
  • Qualified to HNC or similar level, ideally, IEng or CEng certified

If you have the experience we are looking for then please apply.

Job vacancy - Site Estimator

Whilst we have no vacancies at this area at the present time, we are always interested to speak to individuals who have key strengths in this area for when requirements change and grow. Our Site Estimators play a key role, working closely with our SSEN partners, in delivering to prospective customers accurate and insightful estimates that provide the outline of the delivery of those works should they be won.

Job location: These roles are mobile and you will be travelling from home to sites across the West, Central or South region which as a whole cover areas from Eastbourne to Yeovil and up to Basingstoke and anywhere in between!

The role will be responsible for:

  • Receive an assessed quotation scope and then provide a complete pre construction assessment service to ensure all factors have been comprehensively assessed, to specification that meets everyone’s and, above all, the customers’ expectations.
  • Ensure that the quotation content is appropriate and robust to the task required and if necessary, provide additional options that enable information and choice to the customer, as well as delivering compliant, quality work and safe outcomes.
  • Timely completion of the estimate will be key as we have time obligations under the agreed terms of the Contract.
  • Competently review drawings, documents, specifications and scopes as needed, to ensure any constraints or risks have been identified
  • Identify any potential delays (and advise of mitigation methods) not already accounted for and/or identify alternative methodologies/sequences that improve project delivery
  • Communicate with the Commercial Team to ensure the scope post site survey achieves the framework obligations and ensures the businesses objectives will be met
  • Working as a team, regularly communicate with internal and external key stakeholders and third parties to establish optimum, compliant delivery as needed.
  • Submit a site report, using Salesforce that provides the Company with appropriate information to respond on a quotation.
  • Provide regular updates as required by the Senior Project Manager and QS i.e. information obtained during site visit, recommendations and actions, number of site visits attended within the time frame required.
  • Be an ambassador of the Company and promote the company on site, with members of the public and at meetings.
  • Coach, support and develop other colleagues to ensure knowledge is shared and others grow – we are looking to bring alongside Trainee Site Estimators to learn this trade and more importantly, experience so you will need to be able to impart this experience.

Qualifications and experience:

You will be:

  • An experienced (10 yrs pls) and reliable engineer with extensive site civils knowledge and a good understanding of, and appreciation and experience in, delivering jointing/overhead lines electrical connection works, coupled with civils delivery, ideally in a DNO or multi utility environment
  • Hold (or have previously held) DNO authorisations.
  • Able to maintain technical/practical knowledge to ensure the latest procedures, innovations or new ways of working are built into the role to ensure efficiencies are identified and continuous improvement delivered.
  • Have hands on CDM knowledge
  • Ideally have a working knowledge of the NEC Contract
  • Ability to use technology or be willing to learn as the role uses a laptop to input on site data into our recording system, along with knowledge of MS Office including Outlook and Excel
  • A role model, with great communication skills (written and verbal) and above all a team player with a sense of humour
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Ideally a Degree/HNC qualification or qualified to this level by experience

Job vacancy - Trainee Site Estimators

Are you looking for a career where you can build your onsite practical installation knowledge, might have just finished university in a construction related or business degree, or just want to use your established skill set to transfer to a mobile site estimation role - then let us know about you! We are looking to speak to candidates who would want to join us in September 2021 and be prepared to work with our existing Site Estimators to learn from their experience and knowledge so we can continue to provide the insightful estimates that our customers rely on.

Job location: Our areas of work are split into three - West Central and East and collectively these are in locations from Eastbourne, across to Yeovil and up towards Basingstoke

The role will be responsible for:

This role will be one where you can apply your existing or newly learned skills in a real life environment. Working with and learning from our established onsite estimating professionals, you will be coached and mentored to learn the skills to be able to attend onsite and accurately provide estimates of civils and power activities. These are exciting opportunities that will build the pipeline for our future estimators or who might want to build on these skills and widen their knowledge in other areas of the business. We are looking for roles to commence in September 2021 so this is an early notice of this intention. Please express an interest sharing your CV and any relevant job or academic experience.  Information about the roles is below:

Site Estimators will:

  • Receive an assessed quotation scope and then provide a complete pre construction assessment service to ensure all factors have been comprehensively assessed, to specification that meets everyone’s and, above all, the customers’ expectations.
  • Ensure that the quotation content is appropriate and robust to the task required and if necessary, provide additional options that enable information and choice to the customer, as well as delivering compliant, quality work and safe outcomes.
  • Timely work completion will be key as we have time obligations under the agreed terms of the Contract.
  • Competently review drawings, documents, specifications and scopes as needed, to ensure any constraints or risks have been identified
  • Identify any potential delays (and advise of mitigation methods) not already accounted for and/or identify alternative methodologies/sequences that improve project delivery
  • Communicate with the SSEN Commercial Team to ensure the scope post site survey achieves the framework obligations and ensures the businesses objectives will be met
  • Working as a team, regularly communicate with internal and external key stakeholders and third parties to establish optimum, compliant delivery as needed.
  • Submit a site report, using our field based tablet and app that provides the Company with enough information to respond on a quotation.
  • Provide regular updates as required by the Senior Project Manager i.e. information obtained during site visit, recommendations and actions, number of site visits attended within the time frame required.
  • Be an ambassador of the Company and promote the company on site, with members of the public and at meetings.

Qualifications and experience:

In return those successful in gaining this estimation knowledge will

  • Learn site civils knowledge and a good understanding of, and appreciation delivering jointing/overhead lines electrical connection works.
  • Be able to maintain technical/practical knowledge to ensure the latest procedures, innovations or new ways of working are built into the role to ensure efficiencies are identified and continuous improvement delivered.
  • Gain or develop CDM knowledge
  • Learn about working within an NEC Contract
  • Develop IT skills through using our onsite tablet and app – technology is key to our delivery
  • Develop great communication (written and verbal) skills to enable strong stakeholder relationships to grow
  • The role will involve driving from site to site so a full UK driving licence is required.
  • Hold a relevant degree/HNC qualification or equivalent

We offer an opportunity to work within a new framework contract working with a major DNO, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  With an ambitious plans for the future, we’re poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Connect It is the right place for you.

Job vacancy - Speculative Candidate

We are always keen to hear from people who have relevant experience and have been waiting for their dream job to appear on our website. Don't keep waiting! Send your details so we can make contact with you. You never know you could have the skills we have been thinking about all along!

Job location: Our roles are site based across central and Southern England or within our Head Office at Foundation House, Hedge End, Southampton

The role will be responsible for:

We know our organisation is only going to be as good as our people and we are proud of the people who deliver those works for us whether they are on site or supporting from our Management and Office functions.  Please share your CV so that we can have an informal conversation and keep you in mind (with your permission of course) for when a suitable role might be available.  So if you have practical on site experience in Civils excavation, reinstatement, jointing, installing overhead lines, gas and water distribution qualifications that are accredited with EUSR or office experience in Commercial, HR, Compliance, Safety, Estimating, IT, Facilities, Street works Management, Operational Project Management, Stores supporting our warehouse goods in and out, Administration and Co-ordination experience, or Vehicle Servicing then get in contact.

Qualifications and experience:

Please remember to share your skills, experience and qualifications/authorisations/certifications held or previously held as this will enable us to match this against our roles.

Job vacancy - Cable Jointing and Overhead Lines Teams

Whilst we do not have any current vacancies we are always interested to hear from experienced and authorised cable jointing and overhead lines teams who would like to stay in touch for when a vacancy should arise.

Job location: Various locations across the west, central and east areas of the south of England from Eastbourne to Yeovil and up to Basingstoke area

The role will be responsible for:

You will install and commission underground and over head power installations to their specific procedures on the LV upto 11kV and if authorised HV network. The ability to work on your own initiative, whilst following prescribed procedures is key but critically, working safely is a must.

Qualifications and experience:

What will you bring to the role?

  • A proven track record in jointing or mating for a DNO operator, holding current categories of authorisation to complete a full range of jointing activities (LV & ideally HV), including linking and fusing.
  • Be able to understand utility plans and designs and ensure these are updated
  • A high regard and demonstrated competency for safe working, ensuring risk assessments are completed and the correct PPE is worn
  • You’ll be an organised team with a ‘can do’ attitude, delivering top quality communication skills as you deal with the public and external clients alike
  • With an eye for detail, you will be able to use a handheld smart device as a way of keeping detailed and accurate records of your work
  • Have relevant experience and hold a valid Street works card
  • Have experience of working outside in all weathers
  • Hold full clean driving license
  • Hold first aid qualification

Preparing for your interview

Should you be interviewed for a role at Connect It – you will be invited to visit our offices where we can each share our skills and experience to see if we have a match.

COVID 19 – We know in times of the pandemic face to face meetings should be avoided.  Whilst we have social distancing measures in place to keep everyone safe, we will also hold interviews via Teams.

Access our useful documents to find out how we keep you safe when attending our office, and instructions for using Teams to hold a remote interview.


Training and development

We know that we make the difference in the work we do by the strong delivery of our people.  That delivery has been achieved by recruiting experts in their field and maintaining their continual development.  We know by delivering this, colleagues are more engaged in the work they do and ultimately this improves productivity and performance.

We value our staff and are committed to supporting them improving their skills, acquiring further accreditations and authorisations which ultimately helps them progress in their career goals.

We create a knowledge-sharing environment, where employees learn not only from professionals but from each other, building a stronger, efficient, and productive workforce.  We achieve this in a number of ways:

  • On-site training
  • Off-site attendance at our Training School
  • Working with professional training partners.

We know we have strong technical Team Leaders in the field.  Assistants benefit from working on-site alongside these Team Leaders through observing best practices and problem solving.  While we appreciate the work we do has limitations on practical on-site learning, we know the ability to appreciate and learn about the work we do, the importance of safety and how we work safely, gives a solid foundation to build further skills.

Once a colleague has developed a good baseline standard of operating and they want to develop their trade further, they may be invited to our internal Training School.

We are proud to have a new purpose-built Training School in our Foundation House office, which allows us to develop our trainees off-site in a safe environment. The school not only enables us to focus on desk-based learning but also practical sessions that we can adapt to simulate a live environment.  Our skilled trainers coach and encourage our trainees to fully understand not only what they are doing but why – this knowledge then enables them to better appreciate what they do and how they should do it.

Certification and EUSR

A quick word on this… As a Lloyds Register accredited organisation, we must ensure all relevant job-related qualifications and training is evidenced.  This is done through the EUSR organisation who is affiliated with CSCS, a card that you may be more familiar with.

To deliver work for Connect It your gas and water qualifications and training must show on your EUSR card.

If you don’t have the qualifications needed for a role, please do still talk to us, however please note this is a critical area to us so may need some conversation regarding how these can be achieved.

Want to join as an on-site Trainee?

We know a lot of candidates are keen to join the industry but may lack experience and want to know how to get a start.  The best place for this is as an Assistant or Jointers Mate to gain onsite utilities experience.

You will work with a Team Leader who will share their knowledge and skill to help you understand the work we do.  We work with DNO’s who deliver trade tests and other organisations who in addition to our own authorisation process, issue authorisations to allow you to work on their network once you are deemed competent.

Once someone has gained the right level of experience, we would look to start to build your knowledge within our Training School.

Want to work in a Support (office) function?

It’s important we recognise and develop everyone’s skillset whether they are on site or in our offices.  We welcome career discussion and will always look to support development where this is relevant.

Development may include working in different areas of the business, being involved in new projects or work or online or job specific external courses. 

We know this isn’t a one stop shop and everyone may need different training options dependent on their roles.

 

Find a career at CIUS

Ex Military

We have several high performing ex-military teams and we’re keen to welcome more.

No matter what part of the military you are leaving, your background is invaluable to an organisation like Connect It Utility Services as you will come with an existing strong set of transferable skills which we value.

We offer challenging roles that will feed your ambition and determination to succeed in your career. Over recent years Connect It Utility Services has grown from strength to strength – those who join us become part of something bigger than just a 9-5.

“As an ex-Military Physical Training Instructor, I thrive on manual work.  Working as a team to achieve tasks and learning new skills. Connect It has given me a clear future career path by providing training courses to enable me to progress within the construction industry. A family run business, I was immediately welcomed by everyone and felt part of the bigger picture.  Not just a number as within the Military. The ethos within the company is clear and coincides with everything I have learnt from my Military career. Work hard and deliver to the best of your ability in a professional manner. I hope to stay with this company for a very long time and continue to learn and grow.”


Safety and wellbeing

Working in the utilities industry, delivering the high risk work we do, should never be taken for granted.  We should all work with safety in mind as our number one priority.  We are committed to the philosophy “Use your licence to stop – if its not safe you don’t do it” and mean this.

We are a Connect It family and support each other. so it goes without saying the wellbeing of our staff, customers, suppliers, and the public is always our number one priority. We employ people who are individuals, who will have views ambitions, families – a life.

We regularly review our policies on Safety, Health and Wellbeing and we will always provide the correct training and equipment to carry out your role in a safe manner.

Want to know why we believe safety is so important?  Watch this short video by Energy Networks Association which shows the importance of planning before you dig and the consequences of getting it wrong.

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