E.ON seeks smart meter technicians

E.ON is to recruit up to 250 technicians this year to help install smart meters in households across the country. It is part of its plans to ramp up the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

E.ON is to recruit up to 250 technicians this year to help install smart meters in households across the country.

It is part of its plans to ramp up the smart meter rollout as the government wants energy suppliers to install the technology in every home in England, Wales and Scotland by 2020.

The Big Six supplier has so far installed more than half a million smart meters in the last four years.

The new job roles will include 20 apprentices aged between 17-24 years.

Energy Minister Lord Bourne said: “Rolling out smart meters is a key part of our plan to make sure our energy infrastructure is fit for the 21st century. It’s great to see that as well as helping bill payers take control of their energy use, smart meters are helping to power the economy by creating jobs and financial security for working people and their families.”

Smart Energy GB, the national campaign for the Britain’s smart meter rollout, launched a new report which found a majority of consumers have seen savings on their energy bills as a result of installing smart meters.

Earlier this month British Gas announced plans to cut 500 jobs from its loft and cavity wall insulation business.