Swale Heating has launched a recruitment drive for experienced engineers, electricians and installers to help it cope with an upsurge in business.
Swale Heating sales director Matthew Edwards said that customer demand for its services was behind the recruitment drive.
“Gas service and maintenance engineers are needed for an immediate start to service customers located throughout Kent, London, East Anglia and the South-east. We are looking for skilled and highly talented staff who can help play a vital role in the continued expansion of the business,” he said.
Central heating installers and electricians are also wanted to work in these areas.
There has been strong demand from homeowners this autumn, including those people taking advantage of Government schemes to cut fuel bills for low-earning households.
As a partner of the ECO (Energy Companies Obligation) scheme, part of the government’s Green Deal, the firm can install high-efficiency boilers free of charge if families qualify.
Under the initiative, which is funded by energy suppliers, eligible families are entitled to a free replacement high-efficiency boiler, including the cost of all materials and fitting.
The ECO scheme will run until March 2015 and is expected to fund energy efficiency improvements worth around £1.3bn every year. Swale Heating said it helped homes and businesses in the region save £2.25m on their heating bills.