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Local tradespeople offered free training to learn green skills

MK Council is encouraging local tradespeople to take up free training, which includes learning how to install eco-friendly equipment.

The Council is working with the National Energy Foundation to unlock hundreds of hours of training for local tradespeople and business. The programme covers:

  • Training for up to 25 local tradespeople on how to gain TrustMark accreditation for the install of eco-friendly equipment such as insulation, double glazing and new heating systems

  • Online training for businesses looking to make the first step in developing an environmental policy, including an all-staff exercise to demonstrate how everyone can make a difference

  • Certification for up to ten people to give advice on the best way to make homes more energy efficient

The Council is investing £60,000 in the programme through its £500,000 Green Business Recovery Fund and is intended to help local businesses improve their green offer to local residents and create more sustainable jobs.

Tradespeople or businesses interested in applying should contact: greenbusiness@nef.org.uk

“We’re really proud to be working with the National Energy Foundation and want local tradespeople to come forward and learn new skills. Current and future policies will require very high standards when it comes to sustainable construction and this programme will equip people with the skills they need.” - Deputy Leader of MK Council, Cllr Robin Bradburn

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