Why choose a career in Smart Meter Installation?
The UK Government has committed to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 and has set a target for around 50 million homes and small businesses to have a smart meter installed by 2020. Using Smart Meter technology consumers will know how much energy is being used in their home via a digital display. This helps customers to have a better understanding of their own energy usage. Smart Meters also allow energy companies to manage demand across the country, enabling the stability of gas and electricity supplies. There are jobs nationwide for enthusiastic, customer focused individuals to help consumers understand and transform how they use their energy in the future. Those that find work in the sector could be involved in meter installations, maintenance, repairs and customer advice and guidance.
This programme gives you a clear understanding of what this sector is; what types of job roles there are; how to get into these roles and better understand if it’s a career path for you.
This course is aimed at those who are aged 19 or over and in receipt of work related benefits.
What will I learn?
Topics covered include the following:
- Introduction to Smart Meter Technologies.
- Customer Service focused on working with customers whilst installing Smart Meters.
- Health and Safety.
- Code of Practice.
- Electrical and Pipework Skills.
- Installation of Gas and Electrical Smart Meters.
- Digital Communications.
- Commissioning and Testing.
This programme is taught over 5 days and is classroom based.
Types of work you could move into:
Due to the national roll out of the Smart Metering Programme in the UK, opportunities for jobs are excellent. Salary and benefits in this market are highly competitive. You could find work with energy companies, construction firms, housing associations and specialist installation firms.