After months of working alongside several utility companies who actively install smart meters, we have built bespoke training centres in line with industry requirements and to address the needs of the smart meter training.
At Utilities Academy we train engineers to do the job properly not just pass a qualification. This is why the academy has a variety of real world scenarios and situations throughout the facility that engineers are likely to come across on a daily basis.
Our training centres consist of:
- Large Power workshops, simulation rooms and classrooms
- Gas workshops, and classrooms
- Vast amount of Gas appliances
- Dual fuel up-skilling workshop, simulation room and classrooms
- 2 ACS assessment rooms
- Customer built, real-life scenario street with six homes
Our centres are industry leading – we built these with our vision for world class training facilities. Purpose built to take new entrants and equip them with all the skills and knowledge needed to become a Smart Meter installer.
Onsite parking and catering facilities compliment our centres so you can focus on your day with our training team.
There’s plenty of room to get to know your fellow students and relax between training sessions at our centres. Mounted displays on the wall keep you up to date on the industry and share helpful tips and reminders for some of the core course material and schedule.
Learn about and complete typical Power installations with varied and dedicated training bays. With plenty of space for you to work and facilitators to assess, you can learn comfortably and safely.
Single and multi-phase scenarios are represented with a variety of components you are likely to encounter during a routine day as a Smart Meter engineer.
Our classrooms are situated right alongside our training bays so you can quickly apply what you learn. Tutors are experienced engineers themselves and know how to keep the learning experience engaging and relevant. Interactive learning materials and video content allow us to continue associated learning in the classroom with relevant technologies available and in continuous development.
We’ve built entire streets, houses, kitchens and living rooms to provide real world training scenarios. Homeowner appliances and challenging meter locations may get in the way and need to be carefully addressed before completing a Smart Meter exchange.
We gathered information from industry partners and experienced engineers to make sure you’re ready for what you’ll find at real homes.
Come and meet the team and explore our facilities. Following a group presentation and tour you’ll also have the opportunity to spend 1:1 time with our team to understand more about the Smart Meter installer opportunity and if it’s right for you. Contact us to find out more info.
The simulation rooms in the centre have been designed to prepare our students for life in the real world. You’ll be presented with real life scenarios engineers face every day and given the skills needed to master them. This associated learning keeps everything practical and helps build confidence for when you’re out on the road attending real customers. Paired with our comprehensive courses and experienced training team, you’ll be ready for the most challenging installs.
Real life scenario based training is the way forward and no one does that better than the Utilities Academy.
— Gareth Openshaw, Trojan Utilities
The focus is to continuously improve our training, from the first day of your journey with Utilities Academy, you'll receive online support with lots of content including videos with best practices to follow, you can access and refer to this throughout your training. You'll be set up with your own account details when you start, you can also communicate with your tutor here when you are not in centre.