Worcester Bosch has announced the launch of its latest educational programme: the Future Talent Initiative (FTI); an initiative to support young installers, apprentices and those new to the industry across the country.

The FTI is aimed at delivering advice and information to the heating and hot water industry's newer members as it prepares to undergo significant change.

As part of the initiative, the manufacturer has developed a content series that sees experienced installers, Worcester Bosch professionals, and third-party experts across different sectors come together to offer their insight across three initial themes. The videos be released over a number of months.

The ‘0 to 20 in 60 Seconds’ series, offers quick-fire tips covering a range of topics, including product installation, fault-finding and real-world insight. These are presented by a mix of Worcester’s training and technical support teams, as well as experienced installers.

The ‘Forward Thinking’ series sees Worcester Bosch experts examine where the heating industry is heading, including future technology and policy updates.

Finally, ‘Life in the Fast Lane’ is a series of pre-recorded webinars from experts outside of the heating industry. Etiquette expert William Hanson covers first impressions when entering customer homes, while Sales Advisor and Author Kieran Perry gives more general business advice. Finally, Wellbeing Consultant Neil Laybourn focuses on mental health.

Conor Evans from Worcester Bosch, who takes on the role of ‘Head of Future Talent’ as part of the Future Talent Initiative, commented: “We held a series of focus groups with young installers last year. They expressed the need for more support from manufacturers in their training and early career stages, which was really the inspiration behind the Future Talent Initiative.

“Since then we’ve been working hard to develop our Initiative, identify what young installers want to hear more about and ultimately help them fast-track their careers.”