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Spencer Ogden commits to providing 2,000 engineers at the opening of Utilities Academy

23 Mar 2015
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Utilities Academy, the UK’s first independent training centres for the smart dual fuel scheme.

The engineers trained at the centre will play a leading role in installing the government’s smart energy meters, which are the backbone of the smart dual fuel scheme. As a business, we have committed to providing 2,000 trainee engineers over the next four years, the largest single recruitment of workforce through the Academy.

The scheme, which will see an energy saving smart meter installed in every UK home and business by 2020, is the largest domestic energy roll-out in decades and requires an estimated 10,000 engineers.

Based in Bradford, the flagship Utilities Academy centre will recruit, train, supply and retain specialist dual fuel and smart metering engineers, accredited by the National Skills Academy for Power and BPEC, and Spencer Ogden's Manchester office will lead the project.
David Spencer-Percival, CEO of Spencer Ogden, said, “We are excited to be partnering with Utilities Academy. It is a fantastic opportunity to support the organisation's UK expansion, and at a time of unprecedented demand in the smart industry, to help the UK energy industry hit its delivery targets.

“The government scheme is a great initiative and will both save money for consumers and spark employment nationwide.”

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