Trainee Smart Meter Installer

Zoek Pin Dartford, Kent, England

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 3 days ago

Train to become a fully qualified Smart Meter Engineer with ECTA Training & SMS Plc.

SMS PLC is the national metering company who you will be employed with. Employment commences from week 7 of the training course and continues thereafter with an additional pay increase too.

These courses are fully self-funded at a cost of £7,440 (including VAT) and full details of the training centre, training course and application process is enclosed below.

ECTA is the training centre in Stockport, where the Classroom Training takes place (first 6 weeks only).

We understand that it's a huge commitment for individuals to take the plunge into a new career, especially in an industry that requires skills and qualifications, so we'll be with you every step of the way through your training journey.

Furthermore, nobody wants to invest both time and money into training without the reassurance that there is a job waiting for them, at the end (or even better, midway through the course!)

That's why ECTA have teamed up with SMS PLC to GUARANTEE you employment from week 7 of your training.

Guaranteed Employment

You will be embarking on a new career to be a fully qualified Dual Fuel SMART Meter Installer with guaranteed employment after 6 weeks on a starting salary of £28,000

1st Pay Increase: Following completion of the course and qualifications, your basic salary will increase to £31,637 plus Peugeot Expert Van and Fuel Card, Phone, Uniform, Tools, PPE are provided too!

Plus additional Bonus and Overtime so your first year earnings will be over £40,000

SMS PLC offer a huge range of additional benefits, including a company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (full details will be provided upon application).

The Training

You will be trained in both Gas and Electric SMART Metering.

You will have a mixture of classroom learning, workshop work and onsite mentoring throughout the 13 weeks.

The first 6 weeks are Classroom based at ECTA Training just outside Stockport, near Manchester.

The second 6 weeks is when you will complete your Portfolio, fitting meters in Customer's homes under the supervision and direction of a fully qualified Smart Meter Installer. This mentoring will take place as local as possible to where you live.

During the final week, which is back in Stockport, to do your final examinations to gain the following:

The Qualifications

Level 2 Diploma in Smart Metering (Dual Fuel)


Successful Candidates will need to have the following:

Passion about becoming a fully qualified SMART Meter Installer

Excellent interpersonal skills, as you will be facing customers on a daily basis.

Clean Criminal Record

Full Manual Drivers Licence with no more than 6 points

Course Payment

The full course fee of £7,440 has to be paid in full prior to a course commencing;

Payment can be taken via any of the following methods:

Debit Card

Credit Card

Bank Cheque or personal cheque if cleared in advance of the course start date

Application Process

Please submit your CV in the first instance

Applicants will receive an initial pre-qualifying email by return from ECTA.

Then full details will be sent to you via email along with an Application Form

Interviews and pre-assessment

You will be interviewed prior to being accepted onto the course, this is done via Open Days where you can attend the centre, have a tour and meet the training team. Alternatively, we can do this online. Interviews will include a Maths and English Test and a Colour Vision Test too

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