Related posts:No related photos. British Gas creates training academyOn 8 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today British Gas has created its own engineering academy to tackle the sector’sskills shortages. The academy pulls together all of British Gas’ engineering training and willco-ordinate engineering recruitment, skills training and apprentice developmentacross the company. Rod Kenyon, director of the British Gas Engineering Academy, said thecompany had decided to tackle the shortage of skilled engineers head on. “Engineers are the public face of the company, carrying out more than 6million jobs in customers’ homes every year. The move underlines our commitmentto investing in people, skills and training to meet the future needs ofcustomers.” The new academy will work closely with external bodies, including theGovernment and the utilities industry to promote engineering training and toreduce skills shortages. Earlier this year British Gas announced it was hoping to recruit anadditional 3,000 engineers over the next three years. Kenyon said although the company is on target to recruit the numbersrequired, skills shortages are particularly acute in London and it isdeveloping a programme to entice more people from the capital into trainingapprenticeships. He said shortening the length of apprenticeships meant they can now becompleted in a year, making a career at British Gas more attractive. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.