World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom

Products

Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology

Features

General articles, applications and industry analysis

Green Skills Hub opens in Stockport

 Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham opens the new training centre at Stockport College

UK: A new Green Skills Hub has opened its doors at Stockport College in a bid to tackle the UK’s green skills gap.

The launch is a continuation of Daikin UK’s partnership with training provider the Quantum Group.

The training offers hands-on practical sessions on air-source heat pumps, solar PV, and EV charging, in Quantum Group’s state-of-the-art training booths where installation and maintenance procedures can be simulated.

Commenting on the launch of the Green Skills Hub, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, said: “State-of-the-art training facilities such as Trafford College’s offer our young people a great place to learn vital green skills, maximising their chances of getting a good job, and cement Greater Manchester’s position as leading the way on both new sustainable energy technologies and technical education. The Greater Manchester baccalaureate is about empowering young people with the right guidance and giving them access to opportunities to gain the technical skills employers are seeking.” 

“The training facilities at Stockport College build on the first-of-its-kind Sustainable Energy and Renewable Technologies course we’ve already launched in partnership with Quantum Group. Investments and initiatives like these will help to tackle the national skills gap and create a clear path for college students into an industry with so much opportunity,” said Daikin UK’s heating & renewables commercial manager Iain Bevan.

Related stories:

Manchester receives heat pump training boost19 February 2024
UK: A partnership between Daikin UK, the Quantum Group and the Green Skills Academy will deliver heat pump training for college tutors and staff at nine Greater Manchester colleges. Read more…

Latest News

20th July 2024

Munters set to acquire Geoclima

SWEDEN/ITALY: Pioneering Italian chiller manufacturer Geoclima is set to be acquired by Swedish air treatment and climate solutions company Munters. 
19th July 2024

Bank to retrofit 62% of branches to heat pumps

CANADA: The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has announced a multi-million-dollar retrofit of its branches in Canada to low-carbon heating and cooling systems such as heat pumps.
19th July 2024

Madrid installs cool bus shelters

SPAIN: Madrid’s municipal bus company EMT has installed bus shelters with in-built cooling systems at two locations in the city. 
19th July 2024

Beijer Ref reports record profit in Q2

SWEDEN: Wholesaler Beijer Ref has revealed Q2 as its best ever quarter, with sales of SEK9,681m (€835m) and record profitability.
18th July 2024

Climate committee calls for action on heat pumps

UK: A UK government advisory body has backed calls to make electricity cheaper by removing policy costs from electricity prices. 
18th July 2024

Customs block quota-busting F-gas shipment

ITALY: An unnamed “specialised” company from the Piedmont region of northwest Italy faces a fine of up to €150,000 for exceeding its F-gas import quota.