British Gas - Green Skills Centre
State-of-the-art training in the heart of the Welsh Valleys
- The British Gas Green Skills Centre in Tredegar is an investment targeted at the rapidly growing green energy sector and has established the UK’s first dedicated centre of excellence in green skills training.
- It offers practical training and qualifi cations for would-be energy efficiency assessors, and installers of new green technologies. It also offers opportunities for existing British Gas engineers to improve their skills, as well as being a community training facility accessed by local businesses, groups and schools.
- The Centre was developed in partnership with the Welsh Government, JobMatch, Jobcentre Plus, Summit Skills and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.
Mark Hibbs is 39 and lives in Six Bells, Abertillery and had previously worked for civil engineering and manufacturing companies. After a fruitless three year search for work, he applied for the smart meter traineeship because he saw it as an opportunity to work for a secure, blue chip company.
Following an intensive six month training course covering smart meters, gas safety and electrical and gas installations, Mark has now been offered a full time job with British Gas as a smart meter engineer.