Gas emergency and pipeline service Wales & West Utilities has launched a recruitment drive to fill 40 operational jobs across the south west of England.

The business is looking to recruit people to support its essential work across Gloucester, Bristol, Swindon, Taunton, North Devon and Exeter. The roles include gas engineering operatives, HGV Grab Drivers and Support Drivers, and all will play a pivotal role helping keep the gas flowing safely today, while preparing the gas network to transport green gases like hydrogen and biomethane.

The 40 roles will be based at operational hubs across the area. Applicants must be willing to work a variety of shift patterns. including weekend and evening work, and all engineering operatives will be part of a 24/365 standby rota.

The closing date for these roles is 16 June and more information can be found at

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across south west England. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it: now more than ever.

Our new recruits will play a key role in keeping communities safe and warm today, while upgrading the gas network so we can all play our part in a green future. 

To find out more and apply, please visit

Sarah Hopkins, Wales & West Utilities People & Engagement Director

Wales & West Utilities look after the pipes that keep the gas flowing to heat the homes and power businesses of 7.5m people across Wales and south west England. They operate the gas emergency service, connect new homes and businesses, and upgrade the gas network so it’s safe today and fit for a green future.

If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night. Before visiting, we'll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We'll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.