Read the experiences of our graduates and apprentices, during their time at Storengy.

Jake Cowley - Support Operating Technician

Since joining Storengy in September 2019 I have gained a huge amount of knowledge and experience in the engineering industry. Starting out as a Process Operations Apprentice my job role consisted of operating and maintaining an onshore underground gas storage plant, by meeting gas nominations for clients and operating the plant in a safe and controlled way.

I spent the first 10 months in TTE, an engineering training college where I learnt basic mechanical, electrical, process and instrument skills and knowledge. It gave me the understanding I needed before going onto site full time in July, with day release to carry on with my BTEC qualification.

Whilst being on site I have completed my BTEC in operations and maintenance engineering, started and completed my NVQ in industrial process operations, completed a NEBOSH in process safety management and completed my HNC in general engineering with process bias modules at TTE. 

The experience I’ve gained whilst working on site has been brilliant. When I first started, I was working alongside the technicians to get an understanding of the plant equipment and how it works. I did this for just over a year and it gave me a good advantage when walking into the control room to view the plant on the DCS screens as I understood the plant by working on the equipment prior. I really enjoyed the mechanical side during this period, I enjoyed being on the tools working on the equipment and getting stuck in.

I then moved into the control room where I began to learn the control system for the plant and how to operate it. Without my experience on the plant prior to this it would have definitely been much harder to grasp the concept of everything. 

I'm really pleased to share that I am now a full time member of staff and have been employed as Support Operating Technician. 

Essa Choudhry - Work Experience

I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for the incredible opportunity to participate in a two-week work experience with the technicians at Storengy UK. Your effort in supplying and organizing this experience has played a pivotal role in shaping my understanding of engineering and has significantly deepened my interest in the field.

Throughout my time at Storengy UK, I had the privilege of gaining first hand exposure to various aspects of engineering that I had only previously encountered in theory. The experience allowed me to witness the practical application of engineering principles, and I was truly amazed by the intricate processes and systems involved in the operations at the gas plant. Each day was a learning adventure, and I am genuinely thankful for the chance to be immersed in this environment.

The guidance and support provided by the technicians were invaluable. I was encouraged to ask questions, explore different facets of the plant's operations, and actively participate in tasks. This hands-on approach gave me a comprehensive perspective on the challenges and complexities that engineers face on a daily basis.

It has deepened my interest within me to pursue a career in engineering. The practical insights I gained, combined with the theoretical knowledge I've acquired during my studies, have provided me with a more well-rounded view of the field. I am excited to further explore and delve into the various branches of engineering as I continue my education and career journey.

Selim Abdallah-Bennekrouf - Graduate Placement

I did not know the gas storage sector before coming to Stublach, but thanks to a very committed internship supervisor, I am progressively developing my skills on the subject. Storengy UK is a Friendly company where trainees are very well integrated including entrusting us with responsibilities and missions that can have a real impact on the operation of the site. I worked on optimizing the use of compressors, monitoring the operation of critical elements or even assisting a team of technicians very specialized in replacing the windings of a transformer. In addition, during my internship period, the site hosted a Snubing campaign, I therefore participated actively in a rare activity in the life of a gas storage site. I am happy to be able to add this experience which broadens my field of competence and therefore opportunities.

This internship was also for me the opportunity to discover a part of England that I did not know as well as a new culture. The co-workers gave us good advice on things to do during this time. So I travel culinarily with the "crumpets", English breakfasts on a Friday morning or English mustard (stronger). From hikes in the Cheshire Countryside to football games with colleagues, my weekends were busy. I can assure you that I did not have time to feel alone despite the distance from my family.

Coming to Stublach as a graduate, I have been able to experience first hand all aspects of the gas storage business, from the commercial and business development side to the engineering and technical operations of the site. The opportunity to work in such a varied environment with a dynamic team has been invaluable in my development. 

Ben Ebden ENGIE Graduate Placement

Jake Cowley Apprentice