We’re recruiting 1000 Smart Energy Experts

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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.”

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10 Comments

Mamadou Karamoko

Dear Sir/Madam I left school in 2012 with HNC Architectural Technology certificate since that time, am working as a security officer. I will like to move careers and become a Smart Energy Expert. It will be a great pleasure if you can consider my application and I greatly look forward to hearing from you. Yours Faithfully Mamadou karamoko

Paul tonks

I have recently left the armed forces and since then I have completed an NVQ level 3 in gas utilisation and have ACS certification. I am very interested in becoming a smart meter expert.

Ethan Thompson

I'done an electrical apprenticeship for 3 years and also worked as a meter reader I'm very interested into moving towards installing smart meters and want to do that working for the best energy company in the UK would be thankful for more information

David Petrie

I am currently working as a Aerial Engineer and am interested in moving careers, my dad already works with British gas as a Technical Sales Advisor CHI. I have a background in engineering am time served Mechanical Engineer with a NC in engineering working with my hands on mechanical and electrical equipment. On jobs solving problems using initiative on site. Looking for a long term career and with my dad working with British gas I know there are many benefits working for this company. Yours sincerely David Petrie

Chris mcnamee

Qualified dual fuel smart meter installer

ronnie yates

dear sir or madam I realise my cv may not be the ideal match but am very interested in a smart energy job I would love the chance to work for British gas yours sincerely Ronnie yates.

stephen rafferty

I have over 23yrs experience in meter installing/exchanging. I am qualified in both domestic and industrial/commercial metering. Would love to be involved in the fortcoming smart metering project.

Tarun Panesar

I am interested in applying for smart energy expert appreniceship. I am currently diong a gas diploma level 3' and would like to know if You recruiting in london area, Thankyou, Tarun .

Thomas Oakes

I am currently on my second year at college. Last year i was studying Building services level 2 and this year plumbing level 2 (city and guilds) I have been looking for an apprenticeship for the last 2 years as i am determined to become a plumber or gas engineer. Any response would be appreicated you can contact me on 07957485938 or the email above. Thankyou

Mohammed Hussain

im very interested in this please get in touch.