Posted by British Gas in News & Communications
As our commitment to a Smart Energy Future grows, so does our workforce. We have created 1,000 apprentice Smart Energy Expert roles, giving a much-needed boost to the UK job market in these recession-hit times. This is in addition to the 1,200 experts we already have working across the UK to help homes and businesses unlock the money saving potential of greater energy efficiency.
Over the course of the next two years, 1,000 recruits will undertake accredited British Gas apprenticeship training – rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. As Smart Energy Expert professionals, they will install smart technology and provide personalised energy advice to homes and businesses.
We are committed to rolling out smart meter installation into homes and businesses as quickly as possible because we want our customers to reap the rewards. Alongside smart meters, we also offer a number of other ‘smart’ products such as Remote Heating Control™ and Safe & Secure, making the ‘Smart Energy Home’ a reality for millions in the UK.
Earlier this month a study released by Oxford Economics and British Gas revealed that smart meters will bring £14 billion of benefits to the UK economy by 2030. New smart technology also paves the way for further innovations, like the recent launch of British Gas Remote Heating Control™, which allows you to control your heating via your mobile and laptop.
British Gas Managing Director, Phil Bentley, said: “Today, more than ever, Britain needs investment from strong, innovative companies like British Gas in jobs, technology and new skills. British Gas’ apprenticeship programme for Smart Energy Experts shows our commitment to growing the ‘green economy’.
“Our customers will see the benefits too; every one of our Smart Energy Experts is focussed on helping our customers improve their energy efficiency and save money.”
Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, said: "I'm delighted that British Gas is taking on more apprentices to help their customers lower their bills by using energy more efficiently.”