In anticipation of the Green Deal rollout, E.ON has revealed a £100,000 funding package to help with the recruitment of 100 energy efficiency apprentices. This commitment follows Government‘s £3.5m fund to train 1,000 apprentices in relevant Green Deal skills.

The scheme aims to attract out-of-work 16-24 year-olds across England and Wales. The programme will mainly involve training to become an external wall insulation installer.

E.ON’s new apprentices will be employed by the company’s existing network of suppliers, who will each have guaranteed contracts with E.ON for the length of the scheme.

Apprentices will earn a working wage from their employer throughout the 12 months of college as well as gaining practical on-the-job training. Each apprentice should end up with the skills required to work as an energy efficiency installer.