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.
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.