Smart Meter Technologies Traineeship

Introduction and background

The Government has set a target to have Smart Meters installed in all 27 million homes in the UK by 2020. Smart Meters will enable energy companies to tell exactly how much energy a customer is using without visiting their premises, meaning an end to estimated bills.

Smart Meters give customers the power to manage energy use more effectively. By providing detailed information on how much a customer spends on energy and when they spend it, customers will be better able to manage their energy costs.

With potentially 53 million gas and electricity meters in total across the UK that need to be changed to Smart Meters, it is critical to facilitate an adequate supply of competent people with the ability to install and commission Dual Fuel Smart Meters and communication systems in order to meet the government targets.

The industry (the energy suppliers and their meter operator contractors) is forecasting a requirement for an additional 6000 new Smart Meter Installers between 2015 and 2019.

Join our Smart Meter Technologies Traineeship Programme

Smart Meter installers fit new gas and electricity meters into customers' homes and businesses. They also maintain and repair them. During installation, installers also show customers how to use their new meter.  You will work in customers’ homes and outside too.   If you are enthusiastic, motivated, customer focused aged 16-24 and want to pursue a new and exciting career within an emerging technology then our Smart Meter Technologies Programme may be for you.  

During your programme you will expected to cover work preparation including:

  • Basic awareness & understanding of smart meter technology
  • Customer service and doorstep protocols
  • Health & Safety
  • Drug & alcohol awareness
  • Basic electrical understanding
  • Gas safety understanding
  • Hand tools dexterity (including crimping, soldering, bending, threading, copper, steel and track pipe)
  • Work placement activity with a utilities company under a mentor

Entry Requirements

You must hold a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths.  You must hold a full driving licence.  You will need to have an interest in the gas and power industry and in mechanical/electrical/physical equipment and networks.

This is a demanding programme and trainees will need to be self-motivated, committed and driven in order to be successful.

What progression opportunities are available?

On successful completion of your traineeship you could progress into a Level 2 Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Smart Meter Installations (Dual Fuel).


Course under development.

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For further information contact Or telephone 01642 804000

Key Details

  • Installing and commissioning low pressure gas and single phase electricity Smart Meters, including the installation and commissioning of Smart Meter communications units.

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Course Duration

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