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Bord Gáis Energy to create 300 jobs

Written by Robert McHugh, on 29th Aug 2023. Edited on 28th Aug 2023 Posted in Ireland

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Bord Gáis Energy has announced plans to triple its services workforce by recruiting 300 staff including training 70 apprentices.

The company also plans to open a bespoke Bord Gáis Energy Academy over the next five years.

Apprenticeship Programme

Bord Gáis Energy made the announcement as it opened its paid apprenticeship programme for applications. 

Upon completing the programme, run in conjunction with Solas, apprentices will become certified plumbers.

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By the end of 2023, Bord Gáis Energy plans to recruit 20 apprentices with a further 50 to join over the next five years. While plumbing is the core focus of the apprenticeship programme initially, the company plans to develop a bespoke Bord Gáis Energy Academy.

The academy plans to develop smart energy experts who will install and maintain carbon-efficient technologies including electric vehicle charging points and heat pumps. 


The company also announced its intent to expand its Home Services business by a further 230 positions over the next five years. 

These roles will include Plumbers, Electricians, Gas Service Engineers, Quality Assessor’s, Surveyors, Project Managers and a verity of Field and Customer Support positions.

'Sustainable Future'

“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," said Teresa Purtill, director of services & solutions at Bord Gáis Energy.

"Through this programme we are investing in the home solutions engineers of the future who will help our customers realise a sustainable future."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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