• Green Jobs <BR> Retrofit Advisor Logo
  • Green Jobs <BR> Retrofit Advisor Logo
  • Green Jobs <BR> Retrofit Advisor Logo
  • Green Jobs <BR> Retrofit Advisor Logo

This bootcamp is designed for learners who do not have an advanced university degree background.

Want a job with great progression opportunities focused on tackling the climate crisis?

A large part of tackling climate change centers around encouraging improvements to energy efficiency within existing buildings across the UK, promoting the installation of various sustainable technologies in a process called retrofit. 

Working in retrofit means becoming a sustainability guru – delivering consultations over the phone and via email, providing customer support and advice to people and organisations going through (or considering) the process of making their buildings more eco-friendly.

You will play an important role in managing the sustainability project behind the scenes. This includes booking installers and contractors, processing grant applications, reviewing surveys and progress, and conducting initial online property assessments.

Sustainability professionals are in growing demand across energy companies, specialist installers, housing associations and local councils.  It’s estimated we’ll need 10,000 skilled retrofit professionals by 2025 alone!

Once you start your career you can progress quickly, earning up to £30,000 in just two years through various career routes in this growing sector. 

Over 80% of our recent retrofit graduates are now in great jobs with employers including Eon, United Living, Q-bot and Agility Eco!

What jobs could I do after completing the programme?

This programme will teach you everything you need to know to get certified as a qualified Retrofit Advisor, we’ll provide you with the skills you need to nail a job interview with one of Generation’s employer partners and launch a ‘green’ career as a top-performer from day one earning a starting salary of £21-24,000.

Who is this programme for?

  • Eager to have an impact and make a difference to the climate crisis
  • Energised by working with and helping people, providing great customer service
  • Great at paying attention to detail
  • Comfortable working with a computer in an office environment as part of a team
  • Excited to learn new things in a changing sector

What will you gain from the programme?

  • Free training and qualification: You’ll learn all you need to successfully launch your career in the Green Sector — as well as the behaviour and mindset skills you need to progress with your career!
  • Free IT support – if you need a laptop, webcam, or internet connectivity to help you access the boot-camp, we’ll provide it while you study, free of charge
  • Connect with employers: At the end of the programme, Generation will connect you with employers hiring for Retrofit Advisor roles, support you through your application, and help you transition into your working life.
  • Career Coaching: We provide a 1–1 career coaching experience for up to 6 months post-program, to identify your personal challenges and work with you to overcome them!
  • Stand out from the crowd in a highly competitive job market!

All Generation bootcamps are delivered online via Zoom.

Find out more

Take a look through our videos below for more information on the course and the Green Sector.

Program Length

10 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Remote learning

All courses are currently being conducted remotely

Start Date

Coming Soon

Requirements

  • Aged 18+
  • Available for 10 weeks full time, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course
  • Not currently in education, training, or stable employment (zero-hour contract is accepted)
  • Have the relevant Right to Work in the UK (Student Visas, Graduate Visas, Skilled Worker Visas and Youth Mobility Visas not eligible)
  • Living within a commutable distance of Edinburgh or Glasgow
Up to £30k when progressing into new roles after just two years!
Stand out from other applicants in the highly-competitive job market
This program is sponsored by Macquarie Logo Verizon Logo

Coming Soon

A few simple steps

Take a look at the application journey
  1. 10 minutes 1

    Application form

    Fill out some quick details about yourself to confirm your eligibility. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you'll then go through to the "Your Details" section so we can find out a little bit more about you, to enable us to provide the right support and advice.

  2. 2 hours 2

    Information Session – Find out more!

    A live, interactive information session. If you are unable to attend, or this event has passed when you apply, we will send you a recording.

    In this session, you will:

    - Gain an insight into a career in Retrofit and hear from an employer
    - Receive an overview of what you'll learn from the course instructor
    - Learn about the Generation experience from previous participants
    - Find out more about our Retrofit programme and next steps

    Come prepared with any questions you want to ask us!

  3. 1 hour 3

    Group Task & Interview

    Book onto an interactive zoom meeting with fellow applicants to take part in a fun group activity together that looks at your communication and teamwork skills. Following the group task, you will complete your individual one-on-one interview with a member of the Generation team so that we can find out more about you and your reasons for wanting to join the bootcamp.

  4. 10 minutes 4

    Document Uploads

    Upload some documents to confirm your Right to Work in the UK and your current Employment Status, along with Proof of Address. We will need to see these documents before we can give you an offer for the course.

  5. 30 minutes 5

    Retrofit Advisor Benchmark

    Please complete an online Retrofit Advisor Assessment for us to find out more about your understanding of the world of Retrofit. We will provide you with some resources to read up on this before completing the assessment.

  6. 30 minutes 6

    Mentor Conversation

    If the programme seems like a good fit for you after your interview and group activity, we will invite you to have a conversation with someone from our mentorship team to find out what support you may need if successful in gaining a place on the bootcamp.

  7. 2 weeks 7

    Offer & Welcome

    If successful, we'll make you a conditional offer to join our 10 week bootcamp in time for the welcome period, which starts 2 weeks before the course start date. During the welcome period, you'll take part in a few online activities to get to know the amazing bootcamp staff who will be supporting you throughout your training.

  8. 10 weeks 8

    Start your bootcamp!

    Clear your diary for 10 weeks to start this remote learning journey with us to become a Healthcare Support Worker!


Location

Funded by

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  • Scottish Government Logo
  • UK Government Logo
  • Glasgow City Council Logo

How we prepare you

In a world of job training programs, Generation takes a different approach to help you succeed. Generation instructors and mentors get to know each student and are there with resources, tools, and information if a student encounters a barrier.

Coaching

The instructors and mentors at Generation aren't just teachers, they're coaches who stand by their students through successes and challenges.

CV Building

The right CV can open the door to new career opportunities. Generation students learn how to create a CV that showcases their skills and experiences.

Interview Rehearsal

By conducting mock interviews, then providing real-time feedback and coaching, the Generation team ensures that all graduates feel confident and prepared to interview.

Ongoing Support

After graduation, mentors and instructors continue to check in with alums, providing support with the job search and advice for continued success.

Ongoing benefits of Generation

A Trusted Network

Continued contact with the Generation graduate network

Events

Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others

Support

Troubleshoot your job challenges