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EU hydrogen strategy criticised for relying on fossil fuels

T&E shared their support for the EU long term strategy hydrogen, stating that hydrogen plays …

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Renewable Heat incentive scheme

UK government extends renewable heat projects implementation period

A recent statement regarding the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme from the Department for Busines Energy …

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solar power storage

350-MW solar-storage park in Kent

The unsubsidised project was proposed by Cleve Hill Solar Park Ltd, a joint venture by …

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energy efficient scotland

Glasgow has received £4.75m to retrofit existing housing stock

Glasgow City Council has received £4.75 million from Energy Efficient Scotland to retrofit homes and reduce fuel …

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electricity value chain

Policies unveiled for post-COVID revival

A recent study by Eurelectric shows that, throughout the lockdown period, the entire electricity value chain …

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energy industry

Energy industry is off-track for climate goals

The majority of sectors and technologies are currently failing to keep up with their long-term …

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solar storage

350-MW solar-storage park in Kent

The UK government has given planning consent to the up to 350-MW Cleve Hill Subsidy-free …

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green hydrogen

Green hydrogen housing project proposed for Scotland

Scotland could receive a “world-first” programme by SGN that uses green hydrogen to heat homes. This …

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contracts for difference uk

UK government extends feedback window for CfD changes

The UK government has extended the consultation period for sharing opinions regarding the planned changes …

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renewable energy sites

Researchers map major renewable energy sites

Researchers at the University of Southampton have mapped the global locations of major renewable energy sites. …

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EU and UK face a Dramatic shift in Energy Mix

In the first three months of 2020, coal power dropped by 25.5 percent across the …

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energy superhub oxford

UK city launches ‘world’s first’ zero-carbon superhub

Oxford City Council has launched Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO), which is thought to be a world-first …

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coal plant

Austria closes the door on its final coal plant, with more countries to follow

The last coal plant in Austria has officially closed. Verbund’s Mellach site has shut its …

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Low-Carbon Technology

Small-scale Low-Carbon Technology could help UK reach Net-Zero

If the UK invests in small-scale, affordable low-carbon technology instead of large projects such as …

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renewable energy sources

Hackney Council now uses renewable energy

100 per cent of the electricity sourced by Hackney Council now comes from renewable energy …

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energy demand

Energy Demands change due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has had many negative impacts worldwide. But when it comes to energy usage, the demand …

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energy inequality

Wealthiest consume 20 times more energy than poorer consumers

A new study published in Nature Energy revealed that among all countries, the wealthiest 10 …

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low carbon heat networks

Bristol receives £10 million to expand its low-carbon heat networks

Bristol City Council has received £10 million in funding from the government to expand the …

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energy demand

Wind produces 32.5% of Ireland’s power in 2019

The advantages of wind power in Ireland are increasing. 32.5 percent of Ireland’s electricity demand …

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wind load factor

Cornwall Insight reveals highest offshore wind load factors since 2015

A recent study by Cornwall Insight has revealed that onshore wind load factor energy averaged …

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Winch Energy

Japan’s Itochu invests in UK Winch Energy

Winch Energy Ltd, the UK off-grid renewable energy developer, has announced an investment from Japanese …

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energy inequality

How communities can benefit from energy decommissioning

A new study will explore what is left behind of the carbon-intensive energy infrastructure and …

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cutting carbon emissions

Cornwall’s first smart grid-connected wind project

UK energy company Centrica has teamed up with Cornwall Council to develop a smart wind …

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net zero emissions scotland

£6 million skills programme introduced to help meet Scotland’s net-zero housing goals

A new £6 million skills programme has been put in place to help train the …

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heat your home with hydrogen

Green Energy: Hydrogen Heating will be trialled in Staffordshire

A “first of its kind”, zero-carbon, hydrogen project has been designed to heat homes and …

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save money on energy bills

Customer Care: Keeping the bills down over Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means the house will be thriving …

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boiler breakdown training

Half of Brits suffer boiler breakdowns in the winter but don’t have the cash to repair them

As Britain faces frosty mornings, hiked energy bills and the fear of facing home repairs …

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Join Our Team – Gas Trainer/Assessor

This varied role will suit a highly driven, organised individual who wants to work as …

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how to stop wasting energy

UK must tackle wasted energy to cut emissions, report says

A recent report by Schneider Electric has revealed that 117 million tonnes of UK emissions …

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what happens to old wind turbines

Recycling wind turbine parts could provide savings of up to 40%

Engineers are currently in the process of finding a way to recycle parts of wind-turbines …

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water regulations course

Customer Care: Warning signs of a Faulty Boiler

We all know that boilers don’t last forever. And as they age, many homeowners can …

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energy bill assistance

Energy companies are failing Britain’s vulnerable citizens, report says

A recent report has been launched in Westminster explaining how energy companies must do more …

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electrical standards

Electrical Standards to come into force in the UK

On 25th October 2019, sections 122 and 123 of the Housing and Planning Act …

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finance options available

Finance Options – Available Now!

Thinking of choosing finance? The finance options available at ECTA are a fantastic way to spread …

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electrical safety guide

Customer Care: Electrical Safety Guide for Winter

As with gas and heating, the use of electricity will increase during the winter months. …

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what happens to old wind turbines

UK starts pre-qualification for offshore wind leasing round

The Crown Estate has announced the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) for the UK’s offshore wind leasing …

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fusion power station

UK government to invest £220m in new fusion power station

The UK government has agreed to commit £220 million to the design of a fusion …

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smart meter course

Case Study – Smart Metering

"I worked in a fabrication factory for nearly 30 years, and always felt I could do more. …

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electrical safety guide

Customer Care: Signs your property needs rewiring

As properties age, repair work is required. In many cases, this can include a completely …

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save money on energy bills

Smart meter deadline pushed back to 2024

The 2020 deadline for installing smart meters into every UK home has been pushed back …

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wind load factor

UK public sector can save £375 million a year with modern energy technologies

According to Renewables Now, the UK public sector could save £375 million per year with …

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boiler breakdown training

Customer Care: Warning Signs of a Faulty Boiler

We all know that boilers don’t last forever. And as they age, many homeowners can …

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Take A Look At Our New Centre!

As you are probably aware we moved in to our new premises just over 12 …

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Why Become a Smart Meter Installer?

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Winch Energy

The UK must do more to hit carbon targets, MPs say

According to MPs, the government should promote homes that are energy-efficient and support new solar and …

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save money on energy bills

UK consumers told to switch off and ignore smart meter displays

Customers across the UK have been advised to unplug and ignore their smart meter displays after …

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Customer Care: Switching your Boiler on after Summer

As we’re drawing to the end of summer, many households should be getting ready for autumn …

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how to stop wasting energy

EDF Increases Sustainability Loans Facility to €5 Billion

French utility giant, EDF, has signed two sustainability-indexed revolving facilities for the purpose of increasing their …

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Winch Energy

The UK leads Installations of offshore wind turbines in Europe

According to the latest statistics from WindEurope, 931MW of offshore wind capacity was installed in the …

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water regulations course

65% of UK consumers want more transparency in water company expenditure

According to recent findings, 65 per cent of consumers in the UK are calling out for …

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Lidl invests €1 million in solar panels at Newbridge centre

Lidl has received a grant from Kildare Country Council to install energy-saving solar panels at …

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energy superhub oxford

Hello Sustainability! National Trust waves goodbye to Fossil Fuels

The National Trust, Europe’s largest conservation charity, has announced its plans to divest its complete …

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energy demand

The UK becomes the first country to pass net-zero law

The United Kingdom has officially become the first G20 country to pass a law that …

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fusion power station

Common Questions every Electrician should be able to Answer

When people look for a professional in the electrical industry, they are after someone who …

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Have a look around our new centre!

Newby Road Industrial Estate, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 5DA

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Helping Customers Deal with their Energy Supplier when Moving

If your customers are moving home, but staying in the same area, you are in …

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UK’s longest ever coal-free run comes to an end

The UK’s electricity network’s longest ever coal-free run has officially reached its end after almost …

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heat your home with hydrogen

Help your customers keep Energy bills down over Summer

With the days being longer, warmer, and frankly, more enjoyable, families will likely want more …

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save money on energy bills

The UK must spend more on Green Energy Research

Back in 2015, on the sidelines of the Paris climate summit, David Cameron vowed to …

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Customer Care: Looking after your Boiler over Summer

As a professional in this industry, you will likely be aware that many homeowners may …

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how to stop wasting energy

Ways to Save: Green Alternatives to Gas Boilers

With summer finally here, many homeowners may want to get ahead of the next seasonal …

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Setting Records: Britain goes Coal-free for a week!

Britain is expected to set a new record with its first ever week of coal-free …

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Join Our Team – Sales Administrator Required!

We are looking for a full time Sales Administrator to join our friendly team at …

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Winch Energy

UK ‘must repower existing wind farms to bridge energy gap’

According to a new report, the energy sector trade body warns that the UK could …

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Spring Energy: How Chickens in Scotland are generating Heat

Well, if you haven’t already had enough Easter goodness this weekend just gone, how’s this …

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low carbon heat networks

Why homes are missing out on Smart Meter savings

Energy giant, SSE, agreed to donate £700,000 to the official fund for supporting vulnerable bill …

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Investment worth £480m secured for Cheshire energy recovery facility

A £480 million investment has been secured for a proposed new waste-to-energy facility in Cheshire. …

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renewable energy sites

UK Businesses offered fully-funded Solar Energy and Storage Solution

Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has teamed up with energy storage company redT …

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Help to save Public Sector Money with this Energy Saving Guide

According to the Carbon Trust, the public sector could immediately cut its energy bill by …

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how to stop wasting energy

SMETS1 smart meters to have full functionality from May

The number of SMETS2 meter installations is nearing 500,000, while first generation devices (SMETS1) are …

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water regulations course

UK water bills to rise in April

The average UK water bills to rise by £8 a year from April this year, …

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save money on energy bills

Delays in Smart Meter Rollout as Energy Firms told to slow down Installations

The smart meter rollout, set by the UK government, is expected to be delayed as …

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electrical safety guide

Keep your Business Safe from Tool Theft

Tool theft is on the rise. Over 50 per cent of builders in the UK …

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UK must step in with Industry Deal to Support Scotland’s Oil and Gas Sector

The Parliamentary Scottish Affairs Committee investigation has discovered that the gas and oil sector has …

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Brits interest in retailer-led Services for Home Improvement and Maintenance

Retailers such as Amazon and John Lewis are making waves in the home improvement and …

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Lone Working Requires a Sensible Risk Assessment

According to Statista, an online statistics website, there were 265,000 electricians working in the UK …

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electrical safety guide

SELECT campaigning for Professional Recognition of Electricians

The continuous threat of poor and potentially dangerous electrical work has once again been highlighted …

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energy demand

The Rise of Renewable Energy

By the end of 2018, renewables made up one third (33 per cent) of UK …

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4 UK Engineering Trade Shows you cannot miss in 2019!

Whether you work solo or you are part of a team, increasing product awareness can …

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New Year, New Career: Get Ready for a Job in Engineering in 2019

We’re finally in 2019! With the new year underway, many of you have probably made …

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electrical standards

Testing Cables: Stay Safe

While we may like to view the modern world as a wireless haven, cables remain …

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Turning Waste into Fuel

When the by-products of everyday life arrive at a waste-processing facility, it is likely that …

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energy demand

Why more Businesses should use Renewable Energy Solutions

We are quite aware that many businesses are making smart decisions to move to renewable energy …

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UK Gas Industry Decade Review

With the new UK Gas Industry Decade Review now available for all experts to see, …

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The New Energy Smart Meters Rollout

With the new smart meter rollout coming into play at the end of the year, …

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4 Things to think about when Replacing a Consumer Unit

The number of reasons why many property owners change their consumer unit is high. It …

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Key Dates for the 18th Edition

As the 18th Edition has come into play, we have received many questions regarding deadlines …

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save money on energy bills

Why we should Encourage more People to use Smart Meters

There still seems to be some concern about the security risks of smart devices. Nearly …

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electrical safety guide

A Common Question about the Domestic Electrical Installer Course

There are many questions regarding the types of courses we offer. One question, that seems …

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electrical standards

How often should you Calibrate your Test Equipment?

It is important to be sure that your electrical testing equipment and test meters give …

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Are you Considering taking the 18th Edition Course?

Are you Considering taking the 18th Edition Course?

This electrical training course will allow you to become familiar with the layout, content and …

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Business Administration Apprentice

Candidates must be reliable, enthusiastic and have a keen eye for detail. GCSE Grade “C” …

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Meeting Room Hire

We have purpose built conference facilities available for hire for large group meetings, plus due …

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18th Edition Training Course

Last week we had our first 18th Edition course and we're very proud to say …

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Ever thought about employing a Gas Apprentice?

Did you know... Apprentices under 19 are 100% government funded (ESFA) Apprentices over 19 are …

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Apprenticeship Open Days

ECTA are holding open days for you to visit us to find out more information …

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Skills Shortage In The Gas Industry

The “Gas Safe Decade Review” has highlighted the ageing workforce in this industry, with half of gas …

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We have moved!

As most of you know, we have recently moved centres. Our new centre on Newby …

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Plumb Expo

We can discuss all your staffing development and training needs on the day or you …

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Bookings Now Being Taken For Gas Engineering Apprenticeships

With an estimated 20% National shortfall in qualified Domestic Gas Engineers in the industry there's …

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EUSR approved Three Phase Smart Meter Training, Bookings Now Being Taken!

ECTA are now delivering Three Phase Smart Meter Training. This compliments our suite of Smart …

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Open Day – 23rd March 2018

With the recent changes to the routes into the Gas Industry see how ECTA can …

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ECTA Racing Season 2018

Pre season testing - TBA Anglesey - 24th - 25th March Oliver's mount spring cup - 21st - …

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New courses available at ECTA training.

The first of these three courses is REGT 1 - Domestic Medium Pressure Meter Regulators. …

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ECTA launch new Bromsgrove Smart Meter training facility

Our new site is now open for Smart Metering courses in Bromsgrove! Stockport-based ECTA is now …

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Low-Carbon Technology

Gas Safety Week is Here!

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon …

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Job opportunity: Smart Metering Trainer / Assessor

ECTA Training and Assessment are currently recruiting for a highly motivated industry expert in Smart …

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ECTA Centre and Van

ECTA are recruiting an Apprenticeship Manager

The Apprenticeship Manager will be passionate about fostering an ethos of continuous improvement across all …

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Smart Metering

Why Smart Metering is a Clever Career Move Between now and 2020, the rate of smart …

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ECTA Smart Meter training costs and benefits

Smart Meter training: Pricing and funding

Where to find affordable smart meter training Not only can successful candidates expect salaries of 24-40k …

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Smart Meter

ECTA – After the course

ECTA - After the course One of the biggest worries for people on industry skills training …

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ECTA Smart meter training courses

ECTA Smart meter training courses - what’s involved? ECTA Smart Meter Diplomas are suitable for people …

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ECTA Centre and Van

ECTA Training Center Details

ECTA Training centre details Covering everything from domestic and commercial gas (including ACS renewals); water installation …

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Smart Meter

Our research report: What do consumers think about smart meters?

You can view all of our research findings and download our full report here...ecta-smart-meter-report The rollout …

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Looking for a new career in a booming industry?

Looking for a new career? If you're looking for a new career in a field that …

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smart meter training

Smart Meter Trainee

Smart Meter Trainee As the UK-wide smart meter installation programme intensifies, you will no doubt be …

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Gaz and Leccy

Smart Meter Installers Wanted

Smart Meter Installers Wanted If you've become aware of the existence of the mischievous characters Gaz …

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smart meter rollout

The Nationwide Smart Meter Rollout

The nationwide smart meter rollout has already started, but so far we have seen only …

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Smart Meter Jobs

Smart Meter Jobs With the UK government striving to ensure as many homes as possible are …

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Gaz and Leccy

It’s time to get Gaz & Leccy under control

Gaz & Leccy run around our homes all day burning energy, but we don’t know …

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smart meter training

How To Become a Smart Meter Engineer

How to become a Smart Meter Engineer or Installer With the smart meter roll-out picking up …

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What is a Smart Meter?

What is a Smart Meter? The UK government are currently working towards installing smart meters in …

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Smart Meter Courses

Smart Meter Training Costs and Opportunities

Smart Meter Training Costs and Opportunities Are you looking for a change in career, or to …

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Smart Meter Training

The smart meter industry is about to take off, and smart meter training companies like …

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Smart Meter Courses

2016 is an important year for the energy industry because the government's smart meter initiative …

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ECTA sponsors Mark Purslow Racing

Last year Mark won the Manx Grand Prix as a newcomer, and then came 4th …

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Low-Carbon Technology

Spotlight on Gas Safety Management

The courses are designed so you cover the whole subject, from technical elements such as …

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fully qualified electrician courses

ECTA are looking for a Gas trainer & assessor

Your role will include: Delivery of classroom based and practical training courses to learners Identifying training needs …

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ECTA Breaking New Boundaries

The roll out of Smart Meter installations in the UK is due to start in …

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ECTA welcome a new team member

We're very pleased to announce that Mike Heydon has joined our expanding team. Mike comes to …

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We'd just like to send out our best wishes to customers old and new for …

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Smart Meter Installer Placements available!

ECTA have teamed up with Runrec to provide placements with a national meter installation company …

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Marketforce Smart Metering Forum

ECTA Training are displaying with Runrec Metering Recruitment at the Marketforce Smart Metering Forum at …

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ECTA are now on Facebook

ECTA have now joined Facebook! Please click the link below and "like" us www.facebook.com/ECTATraining  

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10% off your next course booking!!

View all of our courses here, if you cannot find the course you are looking …

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ECTA gain Logic Certification approval for Smart Meters

The industry has forecasted a huge expected demand for installers in order to meet the …

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Well done to Darren Lewis

Darren, who is employed by New Charter Building Company, has impressed his employers and the …

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GIUSP Seminar a great success!

Thanks to all who attended and made the day a great success, and thanks to …

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An ECTA introduction to ACS

There are pre-requisite qualifications required for all ACS assessments, and these can be quite confusing! …

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A ‘one stop shop’ for contractors

Many customers are now asking for a 'one stop shop' from their contractors. This Ultimate Commercial …

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ECTA proud to launch new website

Welcome to our new website! We're really pleased with it - but please let us …

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