SMARTech energy receive NICEIC Certification

SMARTech energy receive NICEIC Certification

Corsham based SMARTech energy Ltd has received certification from the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) under the Approved Contractor Scheme.

Corsham based SMARTech energy Ltd has received certification from the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) for approved Electricians under the Approved Contractor Scheme.

NICEIC

NICEIC provides assessment and certification services for contractors working across the commercial sectors and assesses electricians, renewable energy installers, plumbers, gas and heating engineers.

Award Wining Company

SMARTech energy offer complete energy management and reduction services for commercial businesses; substantially reducing energy consumption costs by as much as 50% year on year.  The award-winning company is a leading supplier of more than 30 low carbon technologies; from LED lighting and boiler controls to energy monitoring.

Work in accordance with the requirements of BS7671 (IET wiring regulations)

This certification means SMARTech energy have been assessed as having the technical capability to carry out electrical installation work in accordance with the requirements of BS7671 (IET wiring regulations) and reinforces SMARTech energy’s commitment to good working practices across the company – which ties in nicely with the launch of their specialist services brands, SMARTech Electrical Services and SMARTech Heating and Cooling.

NICEIC certification will confirm SMARTech energy’s commitment to good working practices and enhance opportunities to win new contracts

Stuart Pearce, MD and Founder of SMARTech energy said “With the expansion of services from our offices in Corsham and specifically, our electrical services team, our application for the NICEIC Certification was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.  This NICEIC certification will confirm our commitment to good working practices and enhance opportunities to win new contracts”.

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SMARTech energy pledge support of council initiative

SMARTech energy pledge support of council initiative

SMARTech energy pledge support of Wiltshire Council’s Be Involved Initiative to increase access to jobs, including apprenticeships and internships among youth.

Corsham-based SMARTech energy is an outstanding success story for the town and has had another incredible year, continually increasing its customer base and recruiting more staff.  Signing up to Wiltshire Council’s ‘Be Involved’ initiative is the company’s latest commitment in the support of young people in the workforce.

Catherine Brooks, Employment Liaison Assistant at Wiltshire Council said “Access to apprenticeships and internships is essential for preparing those starting out in the workplace to compete in today’s workforce and we are delighted to have SMARTech energy on board”.

The Be Involved campaign supports youngsters in the workplace

The ‘Be Involved’ campaign is a Swindon and Wiltshire initiative in which local organisations pledge to work together to support youngsters into the workplace.

Catherine continues “We know that for many starting out in the workforce, there isn’t a direct line to success and that the more opportunities young people have to gain work experience, the better chance they have for future career success.  It’s hoped that the initiatives supported by the Be Involved campaign will reflect the different pathways that are essential for helping more young people into the workforce”.

Apprentices play an important role at SMARTech energy

Apprentices already play an important role in SMARTech energy’s success as it grows. At 23, office administrator, Adam Valovec has recently completed his Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration.  Now, with the company dedicated to ensuring that regular business requirements, versus skills matching reviews are regularly undertaken, an opportunity arose for Adam to enrol on the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 2 course; further enhancing the support element of his role to the benefit of the company as a whole.

The award-winning energy management and reduction specialist recognises that a key area of running your own business is to acknowledge its strengths and weaknesses and to identify where the business lacks skills. Retention of staff can be costly and therefore, MD of SMARTech energy, Stuart Pearce invests heavily in training and development of his staff; getting the right team in the right roles is essential to maintaining business growth.

On the job mentoring and guidance

Stuart Says “SMARTech energy insists on quality and excellence from staff at every level of the customer process and there is a great deal of individual attention given to developing members of staff and when skills gaps or development opportunities arise, these are quickly identified and progressed”.

Stuart adds “Training and development raises knowledge levels to confidently make the right decisions for the benefit of not only the company, but the customer”.

The company’s specialist SMARTech electrical services team has two Apprentice Electricians in their third year of training from Wiltshire College.  23-year-old Sam Walker and 18-year-old Jordan Chidlow – who successfully secured his apprenticeship with SMARTech energy following the collapse of his previous firm.

With on-the-job mentoring and guidance from SMARTech energy’s electrical team leaders, both apprentice electricians are now set to gain vital experience and technical knowledge of the energy saving and environmental benefits of energy-saving technologies.

Learning vital skills while earning money

Stuart says “Apprenticeships are becoming more popular with school leavers looking to build a successful career and to earn a salary at the same time. For a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) like SMARTech energy, the apprenticeship scheme enables us to shape the training with the specialist technical skills we need to maintain business growth”.

“I would urge any business yet to take on an apprentice to do so. Apprenticeships, traineeships and internships are a great way to learn vital skills while earning money and our pledge to the Be Involved campaign further validates our commitment to our staff, customers and our future business growth”.

For more information on SMARTech energy, visit our website www.SMARTech-energy.co.uk and check out our job vacancy page

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The Agriculture Bill for more sustainable agriculture

The Agriculture Bill for more sustainable agriculture

Legislation to help farmers work towards a cleaner and more sustainable environment is being introduced into Parliament today, reports Energy Live News.

The Agriculture Bill sets out how farmers and land managers will be paid for creating better air and water quality, improved soil health, higher animal welfare standards, more public access to the countryside and innovative measures to reduce flooding.

The system will replace the current Direct Payment subsidies, which pay farmers based on the total amount of land farmed.

The government says these payments are ineffective and biased in favour of larger landowners, with the top tenth of recipients currently receiving almost half of the total payments available.

The Agriculture Bill aims to help farmers maximise the environmental benefits they can offer

Under the new system, the farmers and land managers providing the greatest environmental benefits will secure the largest rewards.

Michael Gove sets out major post-Brexit policy to invest in the environment and take back control for farmers after almost 50 years under EU rules. This will replace the current subsidy system of Direct Payments, which is ineffective and pays farmers based on the total amount of land farmed. These payments are skewed towards the largest landowners and are not linked to any specific public benefits.

The introduction of the Agriculture Bill

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: “The introduction of the Agriculture Bill is an historic moment as we leave the EU and move towards a brighter future for farming.

“After nearly 50 years of being tied to burdensome and outdated EU rules, we have an opportunity to deliver a Green Brexit. This Bill will allow us to reward farmers who protect our environment, leaving the countryside in a cleaner, greener and healthier state for future generations.”

Read “UK sows the seeds for more sustainable agriculture” at Energy News Live.

Job Vacancy – Air Conditioning Engineer

Job Vacancy – Air Conditioning Engineer

We are seeking a qualified, and personable Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineer to join our expanding team committed to helping as many businesses as possible rein in their energy consumption and save plenty of money in the process.

SMARTech energy Ltd is a fast growing, award winning energy management company which specialises in energy reduction within commercial businesses.

Requirements

The Person

The ideal candidate will:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning servicing and installations.
  • Be F-Gas qualified.
  • Be able to fit a variety of components to systems such as compressors, condensers, evaporators, motors, values, pumps, thermostats, probes/sensors, controllers, times etc.
  • Possess a sound electrical knowledge (17th edition electrical preferred but not essential).
  • Be organised, and computer literate to a reasonable degree.
  • Have a full driving license.
  • Share our values: Quality, Passion, Accountability and Integrity.

The Role

In this role, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to helping businesses rein in their energy consumption. Your primary focus will be the installation of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, water chillers etc. You will also carry out service, maintenance and repair works. You will need to have a flexible approach to your work, willing to “muck in” with other trades as required.

Benefits

The Package

All the stuff you would expect from fast growing, results focused, innovative company including:

  • OTE up to £35,000 depending on experience (including bonus).
  • Full support and training from a team dedicated to helping you be successful.
  • An energetic, enjoyable and engaging working environment.

The Company

SMARTech energy’s industry leading range of energy management and energy efficiency solutions were recently recognised at The Enterprising Wiltshire 2016 Awards with SMARTech energy winning both “The Green Business of the Year” award and over the overall “Business of the Year” category.