Hundreds have signed up to STIEBEL ELTRON UK’s training courses following the company’s £350,000 investment in a new centre designed to supercharge Britain’s heat pump market
Since the company began its investment last year, more than 500 trainee heat pump installers have signed up to the training programme, with some 170 having completed either the in-person or online courses.
Out of those to complete the course, 91 percent rated the content as extremely high, with 94 percent ranking the trainers as excellent, and 100 percent saying they would recommend it.
As demand for heat pump installers grows, STIEBEL ELTRON UK is currently set to deliver some 1,200 qualified engineers throughout 2023, almost half of the 3,000 which are currently available.
With the Government aiming to deliver the installation of 600,000 heat pumps annually by 2028, the increase in installers to fit them is a welcome boost to the market.
It is estimated that to reach this target the number of UK heat pump installers would need to increase to 27,000.
With this in mind, STIEBEL ELTRON UK set about creating a training programme at its Bromborough headquarters which would cater for new-to-industry trainees. A new state-of-the-art, 280m2 training suite is the result of this, which provides trainees with practical, hands-on experience.
Accommodating 16 professionals-to-be at any given time, the centre features the latest industry technology, accommodating a range of ground and air source heat pumps which vary in size and shape, and are used in different situations such as in commercial settings, houses, or flats.
With the training course offering one and two-day programmes, depending on experience, attendees are introduced to the world of heat pumps, covering the company’s products, their installation, maintenance, and decommissioning.
For those unable to attend in person, there is also an online course available, which is designed to give trainees a basic understanding of how heat pumps work and key considerations when carrying out an installation.
HP Easy is another element of the company’s training. This is a post-training support package which ensures high-quality technical support is available to installers and their customers during any project.
Mark McManus, Managing Director, STIEBEL ELTRON UK said: “Since launching the new training centre in November last year we’ve seen an influx of trainees signing up to gain better understanding of the heat pump industry.
“We recognised that while there was growing demand for heat pumps, this wasn’t necessarily reflected in the number of installers available and so decided to act with the development of our own training centre and training programme.
“Seeing the strong numbers signing up and the fantastic feedback received from attendees, we know we are on the right track and playing a vital role in inspiring the next generation of heat pump installers who will drive the market forward.”
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