British Gas attended a careers event at The Venue in Slough. We had a great time, it was an excellent networking opportunity, and we found that a lot of the students walked away from our stand saying “That was fun!” after attempting our electrical test. The venue and event itself were fantastic and very well organised. Our stand was very popular, and that was definitely because pupils were able to have a go at using Electrical testing kits and assembling a wiring box. The students were really interested in speaking to all the exhibitors, and it was a great day. Thanks to the organisers, and to everyone who attended.
Our Customer Service Advisor roles are open now, both full time and part time. We are looking for people with Debt Management experience, who can help customers to manage their debt and pay outstanding balances. The role will be challenging but very rewarding, and you will find great pay, bonus and benefits, and free onsite parking. Click here to apply! http://ow.ly/gROe9
Our BGB (British Gas Business) team in Oxford has received the keys to their new building. Construction work has been completed and all the diggers, drills and hard hats have left the building. The team now has just two weeks to get the new building ready to welcome its first employees. “We are really excited to be moving into our purpose-built new headquarters," said Stephen Beynon, BGB managing director. "We’ve worked closely with Goodman throughout the project, which has meant it’s been delivered on time and on budget. The project has given us a great opportunity to install our latest energy efficient technology throughout the building. The team has delivered an exceptional building, which we will enjoy working in for many years.” The building has a whole host of energy efficient state-of-the art and regeneration features such as a massive biomass boiler, PV solar panels and a ‘living wall’ growing at the heart of the building.
I bet the team can't wait to move in!
A contractor from our Scottish Gas Fuel Poverty team leapt into action when he witnessed a car skidding off an icy road into a river. Eneas McCready was travelling from Ayrshire to Glasgow earlier this month to carry out an inspection at a customer's home when the drama began. Snowy weather was making the road conditions treacherous. At about 17.15pm, Eneas saw a car travelling in the opposite direction lose control and skid into the river at the side of the road.
Eneas and another driver immediately ran to help. The father managed to get out of the car and pulled his two children, aged nine and three, from the vehicle. Eneas took the children from their father and quickly put them in his van to keep them safe and warm.
“The mother was stuck in the car and could not get out, which terrified the children who were watching and made them extremely upset,” said Eneas. “The father got back into the freezing water and, after several minutes, managed to get the mother onto the roof of the car, from where I and the other driver helped her to the bank and safety.”
After making sure the family was safe and waiting for the police and ambulance to arrive, Eneas then continued on his journey to Newton Mearns. He had an inspection visit booked and despite the dramatic events of the afternoon he did not want to let the customer down. He made sure he visited the customer as planned and completed his inspection.
50,000 visitors are now booked to attend The Big Bang Fair in March. The school days, 14th and 15th March, have now reached full capacity so a waiting list has been put in place. If you - or anyone you know – would like to attend The Big Bang Fair with young people, we strongly recommend that they book their places now at www.thebigbangfair.co.uk.
If any members of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths community wish to attend The Fair without children - and are not already working as an exhibitor or volunteering - they can do so via the Big Bang stakeholder registration site at www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/stakeholders. Please note, this is an application only and does not guarantee access. Requests will be approved on March 1st with all applicants informed soon afterwards.
If you are lucky enough to be coming to this event, make sure you visit the British Gas stand!
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