Ex military Calor colleage walking near his van

Jobs for ex military 

Help us power rural Britain

With a military background, you’ve got what we need to strengthen our team. So whether you’re looking to test the waters with a temporary position, or go for something permanent, we’d love you to join us. 

What to expect

Life at Calor

We’ve got a host of jobs for ex military people. And when you work with us, you can expect more than just a salary. We’ll invest in your future. We’ll help you hone your skills and gain new ones. 

You’ll be joining a team that’s spent over 85 years supplying energy to off-grid homes and businesses across the UK. During that time, we’ve created a grid of our own. A grid made up of 2,000 team members and over 1,000 vehicles, all making sure over 100,000 customers get the service they expect. 


Four Calor colleagues in a meeting, smiling

What we stand for

Our purpose and values

Alongside our parent company, SHV Energy, we take our purpose and values seriously. That means living them every single day, in everything we do.

What we bring to the table

Benefits of working for Calor

The best jobs for ex military people offer more than just competitive pay. With us, you get a package that gives you peace of mind, security for the future, and a lot more.*

  • 25 days' holiday

    Plus 8 bank holidays, of course. (These are the numbers for full time people.)
  • Pension scheme

    After you’ve worked here for two years, we’ll match the amount you put into your pension pot up to 7.5%. And before that, we’ll match it up to 4.5%. You’ll also be able to opt in for life assurance.
  • Private medical insurance

    You can opt in for BUPA medical insurance, which comes with a host of benefits including a free health line that lets you speak to a nurse 24/7.  
  • Family-friendly policies

    You’ll get your full salary for 26 weeks (6½ months) while on maternity or adoption leave, and for 2 weeks on paternity leave. 
  • Mental health support

    You can speak to a counsellor any time, day or night, through our Employee Assistance Programme. And it’s always confidential.  

Production Operative roles

Everything from food trucks at festivals to patio heaters in pub gardens, our cylinders are relied on day in, day out. And it’ll be up to you to make sure we refurbish and fill enough of them, safely and accurately. You’ll spend part of your time in the filling plant, and the rest loading and refurbishing cylinders. 

To thrive, you’ll need to be:

  • Comfortable with machinery
  • Safety conscious
  • Productive
  • Good in a team

Calor colleague with Gas cylinder

Driver jobs

Spend your days exploring the great outdoors as a Class 1 or Class 2 driver. You’ll drive a vehicle carrying either bulk gas or cylinders, making sure all our customers get their deliveries on time. And you’ll work efficiently and safely, always with the rules and regulations in mind. 

To thrive, you’ll need to be:

  • Good with people
  • Organised
  • Hard-working
  • Ready to go with a driving licence in Cat C, a Driver CPC card, a current ADR Vocational Training Certificate (ideally at least Class 2 in packaged and tanked goods, but we can get you there with training).

Calor colleague in the driving seat

Other roles at Calor

Engineers. Technicians. Customer Service Advisors. Health and Safety Advisors. There are plenty more roles we need to fill. 

Can’t see a role that’s quite right? Email us at recruitment@calor.co.uk to see if there’s anything in the works.

An LPG engineer being welcomed into a Calor customer’s home

What our ex military colleagues say

From the British Army to Calor

“I went off to do training for the British Army the day after my 17th birthday and served for 11 years. After the army, I wanted a trade so trained to be an engineer through the resettlement programme. Now I’m happy to be serving Calor customers as a gas engineer and have done for the past 7 years. I enjoy the variety that comes with the job and couldn’t see myself working anywhere else. I love helping people and I’ll always take the time to speak to our customers. There may be someone who hasn’t seen someone for months on end, especially during Covid. It’s a really nice side of the job – simply to have a chat with our customers.”

- Jamie Fairbrother, Gas Engineer 


Calor engineer in a van

What next?

Find the right job for you

Looking for something else?

We’re here to help. Send us an email at recruitment@calor.co.uk


*Benefits package listed applies to permanent employees