The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Energy Management Apprenticeship Set To Address Sector Shortage

Energy Management Apprenticeship Set To Address Sector Shortage
28 July 2021
 

A Junior Energy Manager apprenticeship programme intends to help organisations meet sustainability commitments.

Group Horizon, a national training provider, hopes that its recently launched course will help reduce energy consumption and costs for businesses, as well as contributing towards the UK’s target of net-zero carbon by 2050.

Due to the rising cost of energy the UK will become one of the most competitive marketplaces for energy management skills over the next five to seven years.

With a major shortage of trained energy managers, this apprenticeship will help to address the need for basic in-house energy management skills which can benefit organisations and lead to long term savings.

 

24 Month Course

 

The apprenticeship takes up to 24 months to complete and can be delivered on an organisation’s own premises or through online sessions. An initial open day enrolment session will allow each learner to familiarise themselves with the aims, objectives, and outcomes of their programme, as well as getting to know the Group Horizon team who will offer support and guidance when needed.

Throughout the apprenticeship, learners will be required to attend a series of classroom/online sessions covering the technical theory and functional skills (English, Maths—if required) elements of their course. These sessions will be planned in advance to ensure minimal impact on day-to-day business.

Peter Behan, Director at Group Horizon, said: “Energy managers can come from all types of companies and industries, including hospitality, leisure, retail, banking, manufacturing, construction and property. Energy management is going to be crucial for businesses now and in the future.

Having somebody trained in-house will be a huge advantage to employers and the apprentice is afforded an opportunity to develop life-long skills and gain valuable, hands-on workplace experience whilst earning a wage.”

Picture: a photograph of two people standing, one writing on a whiteboard with a pen

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 28 July 2021

Share



Related Articles

ThisWeekinFM Named as Headline Media Partner at EMEX 2022 

ThisWeekinFM is returning to EMEX 2022 as the Headline Media Partner, holding video interviews across the two-day net-zero conference. On Stand H56, ThisWeekinFM will...

 Read Full Article
Planet Mark Launches Free Sustainability Toolkits 

Planet Mark, the sustainability certification, has created a series of free toolkits to help any size of business start on their sustainability...

 Read Full Article
SSE Trains University Facilities Managers on Net-Zero Implementation

To tackle the rising energy consumption of the majority of higher education institutions, SSE Energy Solutions is delivering decarbonisation training to FMs and Estates...

 Read Full Article
West Berkshire and Reading Borough Councils Pilot Smart Energy Systems

A pilot project to create a smart energy system in Thames Valley has successfully connected four of West Berkshire Council’s sites to the growing network. The...

 Read Full Article
Clarke Energy – EMEX 2021 | Focus Interview

Andy Cooper, UK Sales Manager at Clarke Energy, joins us to discuss CHP technology and other energy solutions. Clarke Energy, a KOHLER Company, is a...

 Read Full Article
Energise – EMEX 2021 | Focus Interview

In another of our EMEX Focus Interview series, we welcome Simon Alsbury from Energise, the net-zero consultancy. Specialising in...

 Read Full Article
SUNAMP – EMEX 2021 | Focus Interview

SUNAMP thermal energy storage technology uses patented Phase Change Materials to make buildings more energy-efficient and sustainable while reducing carbon emissions. CEO...

 Read Full Article
How the FM Sector Can Help Drive Britain’s Decarbonisation

Pradyumna Pandit from Mitie outlines what is discouraging businesses from making their buildings net-zero. Pradyumna is Managing Director of Sustainability and Energy...

 Read Full Article
Google Signs Renewable Energy Supply Deal With Engie

Google has signed a new 140MW renewable energy supply contract with French firm Engie. According to a blog shared by Acre’s Head of Energy...

 Read Full Article
EMEX 2021 - Speaker Highlights

With just weeks to go until EMEX, the net-zero and energy management expo, ThisWeekinFM takes a look at just some of the interesting speakers presenting at the...

 Read Full Article