HomeServe has launched a new Gas Development Academy. This will provide career opportunities for its network of plumbing and drainage engineers to train as fully qualified gas engineers, as well as achieving Gas Safe status.
Over 60 HomeServe plumbers, of all ages, applied to be the inaugural entrants to the Gas Development Academy, which was narrowed down to 15 candidates after a rigorous assessment process.
The 15 prospective gas engineers have now begun their two-year training programme, in conjunction with Walsall College, who HomeServe also works with to help provide its plumbing and drainage and water supply apprenticeship schemes. The academy has ensured that the training will combine academic and field learning, with the candidates shadowing existing HomeServe gas engineers, while also enabling them to continue in their current plumbing and drainage roles.
At the end of the programme the newly qualified gas engineers will be fully ACS Gas Safe certified (holding both a 6189-33 level 3 NVQ and the required CENWAT, CCNI, CPAI, HTR 1 and CKR1 qualifications).