Green Deal Survey training for the unemployed
Inside Housing — May 27th 2013
In a bid to boost job opportunities for the unemployed in the area, Birmingham company, Catalyst Mutual Enterprise CIC are set to train unemployed people to carry out Green Deal Surveys.
Under the Green Deal, homeowners will have a Green Deal Survey carried out on their property to see which energy saving home improvements are suitable. Based on the results of the survey, the homeowner will then out a Green Deal grant or finance which will then be paid back through the savings made on the energy bill.
The scheme is a partnership between Catalyst and Birmingham Council, however, due to the cost of training (up to £2,000 per candidate) other public bodies are also being sought in order to boost funding for the scheme.
Unlike a lot some unemployment training courses, once candidates have successfully completed the course, there will be a job waiting for them with support services company Carillion
Managing Director of Catalyst, Adenike Titiloye, said: “The green deal means a huge amount of support is available for people looking to make their homes more energy efficient. However there aren’t enough people qualified to make the initial property assessments.”
The scheme hopes to work with 50 people in the early stages, with Catalyst already saying they have had interest from around 15 people. It’s hoped that if successful, the scheme could be rolled out to other local authority areas across the UK.
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