Options Skills Celebrates a Milestone Year with over 500 Trained in Gas and Electrician Courses

Options Skills Celebrates a Milestone Year with over 500 Trained in Gas and Electrician Courses

Options Skills, a premier training provider in the gas, plumbing, and electrical industries, proudly announces the successful training of over 500 students in gas and electrician courses in the past year. This significant achievement shows the company’s commitment to excellence in trade education and workforce development.

In an impressive display of their comprehensive training approach, Options Skills has trained 183 new entrant gas engineers and 275 new entrant electricians. Furthermore, the company has made remarkable progress in renewable energy training in addition, with 743 students trained on the Air & Ground Source Heat Pump courses since January 31, 2023, under the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero via Midlands Net Zero Hub.

Mick Fitzgerald, Director at Options Skills, expressed his delight at this milestone: “We are thrilled to have reached this point. Training over 500 students in such demanding fields is not just a testament to our commitment but also to the dedication of our students. Our aim has always been to not just educate but to empower, and seeing so many of our graduates moving into new roles is incredibly fulfilling.”

2023 marked the introduction of part-time and flexible training options for new entrant gas engineers, broadening access to these vital skills. In the electrical sector, an impressive 86.5% of students have found employment, with 169 placed by the Options Skills recruitment team and an additional 69 securing positions independently.

The company has also been instrumental in enhancing the skills of experienced gas engineers in renewable energy technologies. Since the launch of the Heat Training Grant, Options Skills has trained over 700 experienced gas engineers in air-source and ground-source heat pumps, playing a pivotal role in advancing the industry’s readiness for a net-zero future.

This effort aligns with the government’s goal to train 6,000 qualified heat pump installers in England, supported by a Β£5 million grant to facilitate training. As a preferred training provider for this initiative, Options Skills has been instrumental in moving closer to this target.

With a decade of experience and training centres across the North West, West Midlands, and South East regions, Options Skills remains at the forefront of trade education, continually adapting and expanding its offerings to meet industry demands and empower the next generation of skilled tradespeople and those looking for a career change.

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