We must secure skills that satisfy our customers’ changing needs while helping our people fulfil their potential.
- Developing apprentices and technical skills: we are one of the UK's largest apprenticeship providers and employers of gas engineers and British Gas' network of academies provides our apprentices and engineers with the latest technical skills to install boilers, smart meters and energy efficiency products. In North America, Direct Energy is training their own heating and air conditioning technicians to help address the national skills shortage for energy-related technicians.
- Training the talent of tomorrow: we want to provide opportunities for young people and we do so by raising awareness of future career paths and offering employment opportunities through our graduate programme and summer placements. We promote science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills among young people through apprenticeships and graduate placements in our power, exploration and production business. British Gas' Generation Green programme for schools encourages students to learn about sustainable energy and inspires the next generation of energy innovators.