Leeds City Region is appealing to local installers to join the supply chain for its Green Deal scheme, which aims to improve the energy efficiency of 28,000 homes across the area.
Construction & Housing Yorkshire is working in partnership with Green Deal Installer Hub to identify contractors for the scheme.
The scheme hopes to create over 200 new jobs throughout the next three years. 40 SME companies will also be offered a discount training package – subsidised through the Green Deal Communities fund. The aim of this is to provide smaller installers, not yet Green Deal approved, the opportunity to upskill to the required level for the third of the cost.
The first training session will be held in Leeds on Thursday 9 October. Rob Wolfe for Construction & Housing Yorkshire said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for smaller contractors to join one of Yorkshires largest retrofit projects.
“We are looking for SME insulation companies, heating engineers and micro-generation installers based within the Leeds City Region.
“For a limited period we can also help those installers that haven’t yet achieved their Green Deal accreditation. We currently have funding to cover over 80 percent of the training fees! These companies will also get the chance to work on the Leeds City Region Green Deal.”
The Leeds City Regions comprises Barnsley, Bradford, Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.
Installers can express their interest by registering their details on http://www.greendealinstallerhub.co.uk/leeds_city_region_green_deal.html