Self-fund Trainee Meter Engineer via ECTA & Smart Choice Metering – Full Time –

  • Permanent
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Address Region: Berkshire


Self-funded Trainee Smart Meter Installers required in your area, with the extra security of knowing that you will have a guaranteed and permanent job with a national metering company after only 6 weeks.
Smart Choice Metering is the metering company and they will pay you £24,000 basic annual salary, from week 7 of your 13 week training course.
These courses are fully self-funded at a cost of £7,440 (including VAT) and full details of the training centre, training course and application process is enclosed below (and attached).
ECTA is the training centre in Stockport, where the Classroom Training takes place (first 6 weeks only).
We understand that it’s a huge commitment for individuals to take the plunge into a new career, especially in an industry that requires skills and qualifications, so we’ll be with you every step of the way through your training journey.
Furthermore, nobody wants to invest both time and money into training without the reassurance that there is a job waiting for them, at the end (or even better, midway through the course!)
That’s why ECTA have teamed up with Smart Choice Metering to GUARANTEE you employment from week 7 of your training.
Guaranteed Employment
You be embarking on a new career to be a fully qualified Dual Fuel SMART Meter Installer with guaranteed employment after 6 weeks on a starting salary of
£24,000 + Bonus + equipment + van + pension + 20 days paid holiday.
1st Pay Increase: Following completion of the course and qualifications your basic salary will increase to
£28,000 per annum plus Bonus Scheme
2nd Pay Increase: Following completion of your Probation Period (6 months), your basic salary will increase to
£30,000 per annum plus Bonus Scheme
Plus Performance Bonus
Van, Fuel Card, Phone, Uniform, Tools, PPE are provided too!
The Training
You will be trained in both Gas and Electric SMART Metering.
You will have a mixture of classroom learning, workshop work and onsite mentoring throughout the 13 weeks.
First 6 weeks are Classroom based at ECTA Training just outside Stockport, near Manchester.
Second 6 weeks is when you will complete your Portfolio, fitting meters in Customer’s homes under the supervison and direction of a fully qualified Smart Meter Installer. This mentoring will take place as local as possible to where you live.
During the final week, which is back in Stockport, to do your final examinations to gain the following:
The Qualifications
Level 2 Diploma in Smart Metering (gas & electric).
EUSR Card (Energy and Utility Skills Register)
You will also gain a MOCOPA (electric metering competence)
Gas Safe Registered.
Successful Candidates will need to have the following have
· Passion about becoming a fully qualified SMART Meter Installer
· Excellent interpersonal skills, as you will be facing customers on a daily basis.
· Clean Criminal Record
· Full Drivers Licence with no more than 6 points
· References from all former employers for a min of at least 5 years (can include educational facilities).
Course Payment Options
The full course fee of £7,440 has to be paid in full prior to a course commencing;
Payment can be taken via any of the following methods:
Debit Card
Credit Card
Bank Cheque or personal cheque if cleared in advance of course start date
Application Process
Please submit your CV in the first instance
Applicants will receive an initial pre-qualifying email by return from ECTA.
Then full details will be sent you via email along with an Application Form
Interviews and pre-assessment
There will be a Video interview and assessment with ECTA, which includes a Maths and English Test and Colour Vision Assessment.
This is then followed by a Telephone Interview with the employer and if successful, receive a contract of employment prior to the course starting (and you having to pay any money).
Other useful information
Accommodation for the first 6 weeks is at your own expense, although the training centre has a list of various local options to suit all budgets. This is only required for the Classroom because field mentoring will be as close as possible to where you live.
Over 500 trainees have attended and completed this course during the past 5 years. The course is designed for New Entrants with no previous experience of working within the metering or engineering industry.


Job Type: Permanent

Location: Reading, Berkshire

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