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Utilities Academy is a dedicated Smart Metering training facility

Located in two bespoke training centres in Bolton & Wakefield

We are the only training centre in the UK with an accredited Managed Learning Programme (MLP) for smart metering.

Dual Fuel Apprenticeships

Why choose Utilities Academy?

Our bespoke facilities are developed in collaboration with industry experts to deliver the highest quality training. In partnership with Euskills and employers, we help develop and improve the industry standards. All our staff members are fully qualified, highly skilled experts. We tailor our apprenticeship training to suit both our employers’ requirements and meet learners’ individual needs. Our exceptional teaching will prepare your future employees for overcoming any obstacles they might encounter in the field.

So far we have worked with, SSE, OVO Energy, Trojan Utilities (now SMS) Lowri-beck, Morrison Utility services, Siemens and IMserve - Utilities Academy has trained over a thousand smart metering engineers!

Apprenticeship Course Details

Awarding Body: EUSKILLS

Sector Skills: Energy and Utilities Sector

Registration: Includes Qualifications standards and End Point Assessment

Timescale for completion: 14 Months

Our apprenticeship training takes place in our 28 000 sqf Bolton training centre, which is equipped with the following facilities:

5x Classrooms, 2x Power Workshops, 1x 3 Phase Power Room, 8x Gas Stage 1 bays, 12x Gas Stage 2 bays, 8x Gas Stage 3 Houses, 2x ACS Rooms

You bring passion and quality to the fore, Utilities Academy is the best example of Smart training I’ve seen.

— Jonathan Clewer, Skanska

Trailblazer Apprenticeships

Giving you fully trained engineers after 12 months

Once the 16-week Power and Gas training at Utilities Academy is completed, your employees will be signed off to show they are competent, but not qualified. Utilities Academy in partnership with Euskills and yourselves will not sign off any apprentice until the apprenticeship has been fully completed and your employee has passed the end point assessment interview. The minimum time on the programme is 12 months and 1 week, the maximum time on programme is 14 months.

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Industry leading facilities

Designed and built to address the needs of future engineers

The Utilities Academy training facility has been specifically developed to offer practical Smart Meter training and to challenge the best engineers in the industry. 

Using our practical utilities experience we have developed hands-on training to address the needs of future engineers and included the necessary scenario based training facilities. This gives trainees the right skills and know how to overcome the most difficult of situations whilst in the field. 

To find out more information about how we can tailor our training centre to your needs fill out the form below or give us a call.

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