Self Fund Trainee Smart Meter Installer + pay from week 7

  • Job Reference: 00035525-1
  • Date Posted: 18 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £17,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Self-funding Trainee Smart Meter Installers required in your area, with the extra security of knowing that you will be getting paid after only 6 weeks.

Fully Open as a COVID-19 safe training centre during lockdown.

These courses are fully self-funded at a cost of £7,440 (including VAT) and full details of the training centre, training course and application process is enclosed below.

ECTA is the training centre in Stockport, where the Classroom Training takes place (first 6 weeks). We have been running these Smart Meter Courses for over 4 years and gas training for the past 16 years.

We understand that it's a huge commitment for individuals to take the plunge into a new career, especially in an industry that requires skills and qualifications, so we’ll be with you every step of the way through your training journey.

Furthermore, nobody wants to invest both time and money into training without the reassurance that there is a job waiting for them, at the end.

That's why ECTA have teamed up with AES Smart Metering who are an industry leading Metering Installation Company called to GUARANTEE you paid employment from week 7 of your training.

The Employment

You be embarking on a new career to be a fully qualified Dual Fuel SMART Meter Installer with guaranteed paid employment (direct to the employer contracting basis) after 6 weeks at the following pay:

Mentoring/Training/Employment (week 7 onwards): National Minimum Wage for your age: 21-24: £8.20 & 25 & Over: £8.72 per hour

Once Qualified and Working (week 14 onwards): £120 per 8 hour working day

Bonus Scheme:

2nd completed job per day: £10

3rd completed job: £30

4th completed job: £60

Working week is 45 hours

Weekly Pay (tax is deducted at source)

You will provided you with a Van, Fuel, Tools, PPE and Phone from Week 7

Working week is Monday to Friday with Saturday working and bank holidays available too if required

The Training

You will be trained in both Gas and Electric SMART Metering.

You will have a mixture of classroom learning, workshop work and onsite mentoring throughout the 13 weeks.

First 6 weeks are Classroom based at ECTA Training in Stockport

Second 6 weeks is when you will complete your Portfolio, locally as possible to where you live, fitting meters in Customer's homes under the supervison and direction of a fully qualified Smart Meter Installer.

During the final week, you will undertake your final examinations back at the Training Centre to gain the following:

The Qualifications

Diploma in Smart Metering (gas & electric).

Recognised Gas ACS qualifications in CMA3 & MET1

EUSR (energy and utility skills register) registered National database for metering workers.

The gas qualifications provided will allow you to be registered on the Gas Safe Register by your employer

MOCOPA (electric metering competence qualification)

Successful Candidates will need to have the following have

· Passion about becoming a fully qualified SMART Meter Installer

· Excellent interpersonal skills, as you will be facing customers on a daily basis.

· Clean Criminal Record

· Full Drivers Licence with no more than 3 points

· References from all former employers for a min of at least 5 years (can include educational facilities).

Course Payment Options

The full course fee of £7,440 has to be paid in full prior to a course commencing or via the Finance Option below;

Payment can be taken via any of the following methods:

Debit Card

Credit Card

Bank Transfer

Bankers Draught (Cheque)

Application Process

Please submit your CV in the first instance

Applicants will receive an initial pre-qualifying email by return.

Then full details will be sent you via email along with an Application Form

Interviews and pre-assessment

There will be a Video interview and assessment prior to any course commencing,

Interviews and Assessments take place on a live video link with ECTA Training

This interview will allow you to learn more about the course and what is involved

You will have a later opportunity to meet the trainers and see where the training takes place.

You will find out more about the end employer

You will be tested (30-40 minutes), which includes:

· Colour Vision Test

· A Written test to check your English Language and Mathematical Skills (6 questions only)

Other useful information

Accommodation is at your own expense, although the training centre has a list of various local options to suit all budgets from £20 B&B. This is only required for the Classroom because field mentoring will be as close as possible to where you live.

Over 400 trainees have attended and completed this course during the past 4 years. The course is designed for New Entrants with no previous experience of working within the metering or engineering industry