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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.”

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Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 28 July 2021


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