It is hoped that the scheme, which offers up to £500 or 75 per cent (including VAT) of the cost of training, will prove the necessary incentive for engineers looking to break-in to the ‘green’ market place, ensuring the industry is appropriately skilled to meet demand when the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive kicks in early next year.
Apprentices will also receive the support they need from a free ‘green’ apprenticeship places designed to encourage fresh talent to the renewables sector, making it more affordable for new entrants to gain the relevant qualifications needed.
The vouchers will cover training on:
A maximum of five vouchers per company will be available to applicants and to be eligible the company must be a small to medium enterprise (SME).
How do I apply for a voucher
Initially, installers should register their interest at www.rhitraining.co.uk, or by calling the helpline 0844 870 9459. Vouchers will be issued on a first come first served basis. There is a limited pot of money available so we suggest you register as soon as possible. As soon as the scheme is up and running fully, we’ll let you know.
Currently, Logic4training delivers solar thermal and heat pump training eligible for the voucher scheme, with biomass coming on board shortly. You can only use the vouchers with approved training organisations, of which we are one.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) official press release can be read here: