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Minister visits Scottish Gas Energy Academy

Secretary of State meets Apprentice of the Year at the training facility in Hamilton

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The Secretary of State for Scotland today visited Scottish Gas’ industry leading Energy Academy and presented an awared to the Apprentice of the Year.

Michael Moore visited the industry leading Scottish Gas Energy Academy in Hamilton where he toured the training facility and met  the Scottish Gas Apprentice of the Year. 

The Scottish Gas Energy Academy in Hamilton is currently training 124 apprentices as part of the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme and has 219 engineers to support the rollout of Smart Metering across the UK this year. As well as training British Gas Apprentices, the Academy delivers development and further training for engineers in Scotland and the North of England.The Academy in Hamilton houses a wide range of green technologies such as insulation, air source heat pumps and super efficient boilers, all to be installed under the Scottish Government initiative which provides heating help for low-income households.

Michael Moore said: ”The Scottish Gas Energy Academy is a great example of a company investing in its workforce and future by supporting apprentices. The focus on vocational training for both new and existing staff will help deliver the UK Government’s roll-out of smart meters across the country as well as other initiatives.”

Published 29 September 2011