THE Edinburgh Boiler Firm (EBC) has launched a recruitment drive within the Borders to assist underpin an growth into the world.
The brand new division might be headed by Operations Director Dougie Bell and Rick Bull, the recently-appointed Technical Gross sales Supervisor (Renewables).
The Galashiels-based males will oversee the corporate’s newest part of growth, with a concentrate on the set up of hybrid boilers, warmth pumps, photo voltaic panels and battery methods.
“Being from the world, I’m delighted to guide the growth and do what we will to assist not solely EBC develop but additionally help the Borders financial system and group,” stated Dougie.
“Gasoline poverty is a matter for many individuals, and coming from the world, we hear plenty of locals speaking concerning the challenges they’re going through within the Borders.
“Lots of the individuals residing there are nonetheless utilizing fossil fuels, LPG gasoline and even oil boilers and we’re assured we will save lots of people some huge cash by serving to them transition into renewables.”
The agency, which was arrange in 2015, is trying to fill numerous vacancies because it continues to develop, whereas additionally utilizing native unbiased retailers and suppliers.
Numerous departments have openings, from apprentices, to engineers and directors, the growth coming practically three years after the same transfer west into Glasgow.
Dougie defined: “We’re in search of high-calibre candidates who’re within the gasoline trade to come back on the journey with us.
“We are able to upskill them into inexperienced applied sciences, air supply warmth pumps, Photo voltaic PV and battery storage for free of charge to themselves via our partnership with the Power Coaching Academy.
“So even when they’re missing in sure expertise however are the form of individuals we’re in search of, the power is there to assist them,” he added.
For anybody contemplating switching to various renewable applied sciences, EBC will ship an area surveyor to take a look at the property and calculate gasoline financial savings for households who presently use fossil fuels.
As a part of its after-care packages, EBC additionally pledges to offer a same-day call-out service to the Borders, if prospects cellphone in by 10am.
The corporate has numerous finance choices obtainable, with authorities grants additionally accessible for qualifying properties.
The agency has round 25 members of employees in the mean time, with that determine set to rise by practically 50% within the coming months.
“It’s an necessary part of progress for us,” stated Rick Bull.
“We’re serving to create jobs within the Borders, and by utilizing unbiased retailers, we are going to assist the native financial system as properly. It’s time to think about transitioning, with advantages all spherical.”