Welcome to the British Gas media centre, our online resource for news, photos and footage for journalists across Britain.
British Gas has opened recruitment for its 2014 apprenticeship scheme. 48 positions are on offer, nationwide, for its Central Heating Installation (CHI) apprenticeship scheme. More apprenticeship positions will be announced later in the year.
The recruitment news comes as think tank Demos releases a new report which says increasing the number of apprentices in England to catch up with similar economies would boost Britain's GDP by £4bn a year.
British Gas renews commitment to service excellence
Centrica invests to secure future energy supplies
British Gas today pledged industry-leading customer service as its parent company, Centrica plc, announced results for 2013
Research reveals insight provided by smart meters into energy use and its cost is leading to behavioural change.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of those who've saved money identified savings of up to £75.
Latest press releases
22 August 2014
- 15 homes challenge themselves to be more energy efficient using smart meter technology
- The Futures Company and British Gas have designed the challenge to discover attitudes and expectations around energy use, the impact of a 'digital detox', and explore how smart meters can help control energy use
21 August 2014
- Toyota UK switch on almost 13,000 solar panels today (21 August) to power the car manufacturer’s Deeside factory in North Wales.
- The solar array, designed and installed by British Gas, can produce up to 3,475,000 kWh a year – enough electricity to build up to 22,500 engines.
- Toyota’s solar “array”* has the potential to save over 1,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year, underlining company’s position as a leader in the use of renewable energy.
- Official switch-on performed today by Edwina Hart AM, Welsh Minister for Economy, Science and Transport.
18 August 2014
- British Gas Business creates 10 further apprenticeships
at its Oxford office
- British Gas partners with Abingdon and Witney College to
help recruit local people into the new roles
- The new recruits will follow in the footsteps of 22 others who are in the process of or have completed apprenticeships
- British Gas currently has 1,200 apprentices enrolled on
training programmes across the country
12 August 2014
Apprentices & training
- New study reveals that almost half (41%) of young people awaiting exam results have considered an apprenticeship as an alternative to a university education
- The ability to ‘earn while you learn’ is the main reason for pursuing this route by almost half of respondents (45%)
- Skills Minister Nick Boles welcomes the new research as evidence that apprenticeships are a serious option for school-leavers deciding their future
- British Gas is training 1,200 apprentices and is investing at least £14m in apprenticeships this year