Retrain as a Smart Meter Installer and begin your new career in as little as 3 months

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Here at ECTA we’re a smart meter training provider who can guarantee* you a job at the end of your training. Now that’s smart!

This is your chance to become a Smart Meter Installer. The Government has set a target of 50 million Smart gas and electric meters to be installed in over 27 million homes by 2020. In order to reach these targets, energy providers will require many more Smart Meter Installers, making this an amazing opportunity for you to get a brand new career in the gas and electrics industry.

ECTA can guarantee* you a job at the end of your training, and in your new job you can expect salaries to range from between £21K to £24K per annum for newly qualified Installers, with some senior Installers earning £28K to £40K per annum. Becoming trained in smart meter installation offers you a path into the energy industry, as well as a way to climb the energy career ladder. In fact, retraining as a Smart Meter Installer could be the smartest thing you’ve ever done.

Here at ECTA we’ve been involved in Smart Meter Training since day one

If you’re interested in becoming part of the Smart Meter revolution, the most important first step is to be professionally trained by an authorised training provider. And that is exactly what ECTA is.

Not only are we an authorised smart meter training provider, we also have a guaranteed* job waiting for you. We’ve worked hard to build up key contacts in the Smart Meter industry with companies that are looking to hire enthusiastic Smart Meter Installers. The employers that have roles for you all have slightly different entry requirements, but first you must successfully pass the course, then meet their specific entry requirements. Beyond successfully passing, most potential employers will insist you have at least four GCSE’s and hold a valid driving licence. You will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills and to have a positive, customer-focused attitude. When you’re qualified and working, you’ll need to be very organised and motivated.

Your basic role of as a Smart Meter Installer will be to safely remove existing energy meters and install and test smart meters in customers’ properties. You will also need to show the homeowner in how their smart meter works and how to use their portable display screen to monitor, understand and adjust their energy consumption. So you’ll need to use those excellent communication skills to explain the benefits and features of the smart meter.

You can trust us, because some of the biggest companies trust us to train their teams

Our 16,000 sq ft training centre in Stockport is dedicated to offering the best resources and facilities possible, and our dedicated smart meter training rooms offer a wide range of scenarios to prepare you for the realities of working in real-life situations.

We understand that the cost of the course, and in some cases, the cost of sourcing accommodation for the training with ECTA in Stockport can be daunting. There are various financing options available. You might consider applying for a loan through your bank – some banks have specific loans available for training purposes.

Alternatively, you could apply for a personal loan through…

Representative Finance example, based on 4.8%…
– Total Loan: £6600
– Loan duration 48 months
– Monthly repayment £151.40
– Total Interest Repayable £667.20
– Total amount repayable £7267.20
– Rates from 4.8% variable
– Typical 17.9% APR representative
(Please note that APR is based on credit history and individual lender criteria.)

*Our guarantee is based on candidates successfully passing the course and then meeting the exact criteria of the potential employer.

“ECTA can guarantee* that there's a full-time job waiting for you when you successfully complete your training.”
Kerry-Anne Berry
Managing Director - ECTA

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