Having visited Dartford's British Gas Academy a few years ago, I was pleased to pay a return visit and meet apprentices training to be part of the team. During my visit, I met the Head of Net Zero Fulfilment, Susan Wells, who provided me with an overview on British Gas, followed by a tour of the Academy. I also met a Smart Meter Apprentice who had only been at the academy for a few weeks and was learning how to install a smart meter. I also heard about how British Gas is providing training for green jobs now and for the future, including heat pump installations.
Over the past two years the company has hired more than 1000 apprentices and now has a total of 7,500 engineers servicing 9 million homes. It is always great to see a company investing in apprentices as well as looking at the changes it needs to make for the future.