Gas training firm to create jobs in Redditch

Gas training firm to create jobs in Redditch

Redditch-based training company SWAT Gas Services Ltd has doubled in size after expanding into the unit next door on Dunlop Road.

The family firm, which has spent 15 years in the town and employs eight full time staff plus part-timers, is now looking to expand its headcount following the move.

The training and assessment centre has around 750 clients using the centre each year, most seeking to qualify as Gas Safe Register engineers.

Also offering solid fuel and oil-fired expertise, it is now set to grow further the number of courses it can offer including smart metering and Legionella water training.

Managing director Chris Smith said: “Smart meters are going to be particularly important as, following on from EU directives, the government is pushing ahead with their introduction for all domestic properties. 

“These meters will allow for ‘real time’ communication of both gas and electric consumption using a wireless network from the customer’s premises back to the energy provider. 

“By the end of 2020, around 50 million smart meters will be fitted in over 26 million households across England, Scotland and Wales.”

SWAT Gas Services Ltd has signed a five year lease on 2,378 sq ft of space and was advised by property agents John Truslove.