By 2021, more than 3,000,000 smart meters will be installed across the UK to help families manage energy better.
Field team leader Brian is on hand to ensure his team gets the job done.
âWe fit new smart meters for customers so they can see how much gas and electricity they are using on a daily basis and have more control over their energy usage.â
After 15 years working in the water industry at service provider Amey, Brian fancied a change of scene.
âI really enjoyed working for Amey but wanted to do something new, so when the opportunity came up to work on a new project, I jumped.â
Keen to build his skills and his career, Brian applied to work on a project to install millions of smart meters across the UK with Amey on behalf of major energy providers.
âI was sent on a management course and trained at the Amey Skill Centre. This helped to build my team leading skills, and enhance my engineering knowledge.â
Brian enjoys the camaraderie.
âAs a Field Team Leader, I am on hand to ensure my team is working safely, in line with professional guidelines. Itâs also a customer-facing role so I often meet new people. I really like having a laugh with my colleagues and love the fact that no two days are the same.â
Brian - Career Pathway
Started at Amey and worked for 15 years in the water industry
Career change within Amey and moved into energy metering
Underwent a 22 week training course and qualified to install gas and electric meters
Field Team Leader at Amey
Stats - Smart Meter Installer
Full Time Employed: 178,940
Part Time Employed: 6,859
Self Employed: 70,114
Total Employed: 255,913
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