A training centre has teamed up with a utilities firm to help its students find work.
Cleckheaton-based Brookhouse Training has joined forces with Trojan Utilities to provide a programme that meets the needs of the national Smart Meter roll-out due to take place in 2015.
The gas and plumbing training centre will play a key role in Trojan’s recruitment strategy by providing qualified candidates as work-ready employees.
In the past month, Trojan has employed three Brookhouse trainees on a full-time basis.
Trojan Utilities business manager Daniel Coleman said: “We put a lot of time and energy into ensuring we have the best people working for us.
“Working with Brookhouse Training is a partnership developed through our need for high quality engineers. We know Brookhouse put the time and effort into each and every candidate to ensure they are ready for the job.”
Director at Brookhouse Training James McConnell said: “This is just the beginning of a long strategic working partnership. Around 30 million homes and small businesses will be part of the national switch to smart meters.
“Vital to the logistical success will be experienced, competent engineers and operational managers, and our partnership provides that.”