Energy firm to recruit in county

Skills: Alex Tsimboykas
Skills: Alex Tsimboykas
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One of the UK’s largest energy assessment companies is turning its attentions on Lancashire as it sets out to recruit dozens of workers.

The EUM Group is seeking up to 250 field agents nationwide, to support the delivery of government energy efficiency programmes.

Preston is a key area and around 50 jobs are up for grabs in the city and other Lancashire towns.

Despite a downturn in job creation across the industry, EUM has bucked the trend and is expanding its workforce to accommodate growing demand for its services.

The newly-created roles will join EUM’s existing field sales team to help UK households access the range of energy efficiency measures available to them either free or partially-funded under government schemes, including free loft/cavity wall insulation and boilers.

EUM works on behalf of energy suppliers and installers, finding eligible properties to enable them to carry out installations and meet government carbon saving targets as part of the government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme.

EUM’s team is expected to carry out door to door energy assessments, and complete surveys on domestic properties interested in taking advantage of the scheme – including checks for eligibility, and assessing existing measures at the property, such as levels of insulation.

Director Alex Tsimboykas said: “Today’s announcement is good news for the EUM Group and it’s good news for the industry. The energy efficiency measures available mean households can enjoy warmer homes and lower bills, making this job incredibly rewarding.

“The vast majority of our customers are on a low income, elderly and living in old, draughty homes who can really benefit from saving hundreds of pounds off their energy bills.”