Daikin UK has welcomed a new Jobcentre Plus scheme to help unemployed installers back into work.

The programme, designed in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies, will provide out-of-work plumbers, heating engineers and electricians with an opportunity to learn new ‘green’ skills. This will make them more employable in a job market increasingly open to those trained in renewable energy systems.

Courses on offer as part of the Supporting the Unemployed into Employment scheme will include training in renewable and energy-saving technologies such as heat pumps, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal hot water systems. These are becoming increasingly popular thanks to government schemes like the Green Deal, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed in Tariffs.

Installers who successfully complete the training will be given free registration on the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies’ Register of Trained Installers.

John Durbin, manager of Daikin UK’s training department, said: “This is a very positive move, which supports the type of training we offer and will help give renewed confidence and open many new doors to installers. It will also provide them with more awareness of the wealth of work opportunities now available to them under the new domestic RHI.”

To find out more about Daikin UK training courses, visit www.daikintraining.co.uk.