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Career Opportunities with Guernsey Electricity

Guernsey Electricity employs around 200 staff in a wide range of positions including retail, electrical operations, plumbing, finance, customer service, power station maintenance and engineering.

Current Vacancies

Commercial Project Manager

The Commercial Project Manager plays a key role in prioritising and delivering sourcing activity across our supply chain. We are a multi-million pound company with c.500 active suppliers which leads to unique logistical and commercial sourcing challenges for an island based company.

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Communications Specialist

The role-holder will play a key role developing and delivering internal and external communications to support projects and initiatives across the business. To provide flexibility and support in delivery of the Communications Team’s objectives and strategy, taking the lead on specific elements. The ability to own and shape initiatives or elements will be key, for example, but not limited to: Social Media, CSR, Customer Experience, Digital etc. Overall the role will pro-actively enhance and build on the brand and reputation of the company and playing a key role in delivering excellent customer experience.

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Head of Customer Experience

To identify, lead and develop improvements to the customer experience and the way GEL are organised to deliver these effectively, in anticipation of a fast-changing energy industry, to lead and motivate the Customer Services Team in providing an excellent service to our customers, and to assist in the development and delivery of GEL's Customer Excellence Strategy to become a more customer centric organisation.

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Project Support Officer

The Project Support Officer (PSO) will work as part of the Portfolio Management Office (PMO) Team which provides the resources to support the delivery of projects and programmes across the organisation.

The purpose of a PSO is to improve the planning and delivery of projects by collecting, maintaining and reporting data in a consistent form.
The post-holder will support Project Managers by providing a co-ordination function and the administrative support required to plan and deliver projects. There are many aspects to this key role including project planning, budget management, stakeholder management and communications as well as risk and issue tracking, all of which are vital to eventual successful delivery. 
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Temporary Meter Fitter

To install and maintain electrical energy meters at customer installations across the island of Guernsey.  The work is normally carried out in customer premises in accordance with set Safety rules and procedures.  The post holder must be able to deal with the customers in a polite and effective manner.

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Bursary Scheme

Find out more about our Bursary Scheme awarded to students entering Higher Education.

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The Rewards

We offer comprehensive benefits which include a competitive salary, pension and bonus scheme. The health & wellbeing of our employees and their families is very important to us and we provide health care benefits to employees. A wide range of discounts on services and products, including discounted gym membership and 20% discount on showroom appliances are also offered.

Investing in the development of our people supports our ambition to be a high performing organisation. Our focus is on achieving exceptional customer service and Guernsey Electricity is also continually working to ensure our people feel supported and motivated. We encourage and support our employees to develop and learn new skills through a wide range of opportunities including on the job training, in-house courses and the chance to study for formal qualifications.

Our local community and environment is of great importance to us. We participate in a range of community based charity projects and environmental initiatives. As well as corporate sponsorships and donations, we also encourage our employees to volunteer and contribute to the island as much as possible.

 

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Opportunities for Work Experience

Work experience is an opportunity to experience working life and is a useful guide to young people looking to choose a career path. Guernsey Electricity provides work experience for many young people throughout the year in all disciplines and skills.

Typically, we offer up to ten placements per year through the Careers Service. Age range is generally from 14 - 21 and the placements are made in the section most appropriate to the skills requested, usually for one week.

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Work Placement

Some degree courses include a year in Industry and Guernsey Electricity offers opportunities for those students with local residential qualifications to complete this integral part of their course in a familiar environment.

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Apprenticeships

We offer an Electrical apprenticeship each year, and typically offer a Mechanical apprenticeship every five years. Although preference is given to younger applicants with GCSEs, we do consider all applications. 

Applicants for apprenticeships should be expecting to achieve five or more GCSE passes at grades A-C including maths and a science subject. All candidates will be asked to sit a maths and logic test before being selected for interview. 

If you are interested in applying for an apprenticeship then you should complete this application form indicating your academic progress and which apprenticeship you wish to follow. Alternatively you may wish to come in for an informal discussion about the scheme nearer the time. 

Applications should be received by 20 April each year and once the annual intake process is complete, successful applications are appointed by the end of May.

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Disability Charter

Guernsey Electricity is proud to be a member of the Guernsey Employment Trust which creates employment opportunities for disabled people and assists them to prepare for, find, and maintain work in Guernsey.

Guernsey Electricity has agreed to adhere to the commitments of the Employers' Disability Charter 2017-2018. The commitments are:

- We will encourage job applications from disabled people
- We will guarantee a job interview for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our job vacancies
- We will implement good practice in all aspects of the recruitment and retention of disabled people
- We will consider ‘reasonable adjustments’ in the recruitment process and in the workplace
- We will provide work experience placements and job tasters for disabled people where practicable
- Staff may be available to conduct mock or practice interviews for job seekers with a disability
- We will encourage managers and supervisors to undertake on-line Disability Awareness training
- We will act as a disability Ambassador and encourage staff to motivate other employers
- We will develop our own commitment to enhance the employment opportunities for disabled islanders

You can view a copy of our Employers' Disability Charter certificate here.

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Careers at Guernsey Electricity

More information about the type of careers available at Guernsey Electricity can be found here or viewed on our careers video below.

https://youtu.be/lhfi5YD49vU

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