How to become a smart meter installer
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could do a college course which can be useful when applying for a trainee job.
- electrical Installation
- T Level in Building Services Engineering for Construction
Entry requirements for these courses vary.
4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths for a T Level
You could start your installation career by doing a Duel Fuel Smart Meter Installer Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship.
This takes a minimum of one year and 2 months to complete.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You can apply directly to energy companies for trainee smart meter installer jobs.
Experience and qualifications in gas or electricity installation will be useful, though this is not always essential. Employers will often give on-the-job training to the right person.
Some employers might ask for GCSEs, including maths and English, or equivalent qualifications, and good customer service skills.
You can find out more about careers in the energy industry through Energy and Utilities Jobs.