As part of their drive for green skills and jobs, Surrey County Council is offering training for businesses looking to go net-zero, and for heat pump engineers.
Local businesses can take advantage of a three part training course to make their business more sustainable and take the first steps towards net-zero. The first session takes you through the basics of sustainability and climate change, including why it is important to calculate your carbon footprint, before looking at how to decarbonise your processes, engage your staff and create a net-zero road map. The course starts on Thursday 12 January, with two more sessions the following Thursdays. Find out more here.
Don’t forget that small and medium-sized businesses can apply for LoCASE funding of up to £10,000 to cover 40% of eligible costs for installing energy efficiency measures. If you’re not sure where to start with the application, Surrey County Council runs briefings on how to apply for the programme. The next two sessions are Tuesday 10 January, and Wednesday 8 February.
If you work as a heating engineer, you can receive training from ISO Energy on the installation and maintenance of air source heat pumps and low temperature heating designs. The training takes place over five days, consisting of two courses – low temperature hot water heating systems training, and a level 3 award in heat pump systems recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme. Courses are taking place in early February and March. Find out more here.
All training is free as part of Surrey County Council’s drive for green skills and jobs, starting with a focus on construction and transport.