Baxi has been working alongside the Government to develop its new £5 million Heat Training Grant, designed to support 10,000 trainees to become low carbon heating experts with grants of up to £500 over the next two years.
Baxi has pledged to match the £500 Government grant with another £500 worth of Baxi Works loyalty points for installers who use the voucher to train and achieve Baxi’s BPEC accredited qualification.?
Upon completion of the course and registration of the installer’s first air source heat pump, points can be redeemed against a range of rewards including gadgets, vouchers, tools and workwear.
“This is a great scheme and we welcome the Government’s focus on skills, and its commitment to the installer community who are keen to participate in the transition to decarbonised heating in buildings,” said Jeff House, External Affairs & Policy Director at Baxi.
“The conversation on heat pumps has to move beyond purely product and must recognise the necessary industry change needed around specification, installation and maintenance – all of which will be addressed by the training programmes provided by us and others under the scheme. This is absolutely critical to gaining consumer confidence around new technology,”?he added.?
Baxi can deliver training through its own facilities in the Midlands and South East, and will make all course information and benefits available through the government’s linked web pages promoting the scheme to installers.? Individuals who sign up to Baxi’s loyalty scheme will receive vouchers towards a heat pump or other purchases, up to the value of the training they have completed at a Baxi training centre, using the government grant.
Following the launch of the Construction Inclusion Coalition in September, founder member Baxi hosted a roundtable discussion at RIBA, The Royal Institute of British Architects, focused on addressing gender imbalance and other equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) considerations in the construction industry.
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