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Smart meter installer

Alternative titles for this job include

Smart meter installers fit gas and electricity meters in customers' homes and businesses.

Average salary (a year)

£15,000 Starter

to

£25,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

42 to 44 a week

You could work

weekends occasionally

How to become

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How to become a smart meter installer

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • applying directly

College

You could do a college course to learn some of the skills you need for this job. Examples include:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Gas Installation
  • Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation
  • T Level in Building Services Engineering for Construction

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths for a T level

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Apprenticeship

You could do an intermediate apprenticeship as a dual fuel meter installer.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship

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Direct Application

You can apply directly to energy companies for trainee jobs. You may have an advantage if you've got experience and qualifications in gas or electricity installation, though this is not essential.

Employers will prefer you to have a minimum of 3 or 4 GCSEs including maths and English or equivalent qualifications, and good customer service skills.

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Further information

You can find out more about careers in the energy industry through Energy & Utilities Jobs.

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • practical skills for installing equipment
  • customer service skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • problem-solving skills
  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • maths knowledge
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Restrictions and Requirements

You'll need to:

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

In your day-to-day duties you could:

  • visit customers’ homes or premises
  • remove old meters
  • fit a new smart meter for gas, electricity or both
  • set up the connection between the meter and heating and hot water systems
  • test equipment to make sure it's working properly
  • show customers how to use their new meter
  • advise customers on how to be more energy efficient

Working environment

You could work at a client's home or at a client's business.

Your working environment may be cramped and you'll travel often.

You may need to wear a uniform.

Career path and progression

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Career path and progression

You could become a team leader, supervising a number of installers within a region. You could also get into training and work with new recruits to the industry.

With further training, you could become an energy efficiency consultant, or move into gas or electrical engineering with an energy provider.

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

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