The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has launched a five-clear-steps Training Strategy for plumbing and heating engineers to support the wider adoption of heat pumps throughout the UK building stock. The upskilling of heating installers provides the potential for long-term job growth at the same time as helping to achieve net-zero emissions; something that could form an important part of a green recovery.
The HPA is recommending that government supports a training voucher scheme for the first 5,000 installers to go through the new course. Graham Wright, Chair of the HPA, said: “The Committee on Climate Change has made clear that we need to move to heat pumps taking over from gas boilers as the default replacement heating system within the next 10-15 years. This is ambitious, but entirely achievable if we move now to retrain and up-skill a market that already exists of around 120,000 heating engineers. The role of installers cannot be underestimated in decarbonising heat.”
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