Bord Gáis Energy has announced plans to triple its services workforce by recruiting 300 staff including training 70 apprentices, and opening a bespoke Bord Gáis Energy Academy, over the next five years.
The company made the announcement as it opened its paid apprenticeship programme for applications.
By the end of 2023, Bord Gáis Energy will have recruited twenty apprentices with a further fifty to join over the next five years. While plumbing is the core focus of the apprenticeship programme initially, there are plans to develop a bespoke Bord Gáis Energy Academy which will develop smart energy experts, skilled to install and maintain carbon-efficient technologies including electric vehicle charging points, heat pumps, and provide essential energy efficiency advice to customers.
Commenting on the announcement Teresa Purtill, Director of Services & Solutions, Bord Gáis Energy said: “At Bord Gáis Energy we recognise that to build a more sustainable future, we need the best team. That is why we plan to triple our workforce and open a bespoke Bord Gáis Energy Academy over the next five years. We want to lead the energy transition in this country by providing net zero solutions to decarbonise Ireland’s energy system and customers’ homes and businesses.
“As one of Ireland’s leading energy and services companies, Bord Gáis Energy has an important role to play in imagining a better way and supporting the Government in delivering a sustainable future for Ireland.
“Through this programme we are investing in the home solutions engineers of the future who will help our customers realise a sustainable future. If you want to be part of this journey with us, I would greatly encourage you to apply for our apprenticeship programme before the September 15th deadline”.