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Welcome to Company News, where you’ll find the latest updates, announcements, and insights about Options Skills. Stay informed and connected as we share important developments, milestones, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into our company’s journey.

By exploring ‘Company News’, you’ll gain deeper insights into our mission, vision, and values. Discover the stories behind our accomplishments, learn about the challenges we face, and witness our dedication to delivering exceptional products and services.

Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey. We hope you find this category insightful, engaging, and inspiring. Stay tuned for regular updates, and together, let’s shape the future of the gas and electrical industries.

Find Employment With British Gas & Options Skills

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Find employment with British Gas – the largest UK energy and home services company. We work hard to deliver high-quality training to our students and help them begin their careers in the trade. Through our career development team, we’re always on the lookout for opportunities for students. Our dedicated team works hard to create relationships with UK employers who can take on our students as trainees and once qualified. We’re pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for

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Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

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Options Skills are pleased to announce that we have won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award. Feefo awards businesses with the Feefo Gold Award providing they collect a minimum of 50 reviews each year and have a service rating of at least 4.5/5. If a business wins the gold award three years running or more, they win the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award. An independent seal of excellence, Feefo recognises businesses for their work. Options Skills not only won

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2020 At Options Skills

Trainee gas engineer soldering copper pipe while another trainee watches. Overlay of text saying "2020 at Options Skills"

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but we also saw just how resilient, thoughtful and strong we all are. With the year starting relatively normal in the UK, things soon took a turn, and after just three months, things looked very different. With a lockdown in March that changed our lives, we had to adapt – and do it quickly. Key workers continued to work as usual (where possible), others were furloughed, some

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Inside Our South London Training Centre

Screwdrivers and other electrical tools on a workshop bench

Options Skills Purley opened two years ago and serves those in South London and the surrounding areas. Our South London branch is easy to reach with several transport options available just twelve miles from central London. Situated between Reedham and Purley train station, it is accessible via train or tube. And for those who prefer to drive, there’s parking available on-site, free of charge. Opening back in 2018, the centre has gone from strength to strength. The

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Options Skills Reopen After Covid-19 UK-Wide Shutdown

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During this unprecedented time, our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the Covid-19 virus. But, as we are sure everyone will agree, all we want is things to go back to normal. Here at Options Skills, the safety and comfort of our students and staff is our top priority. So, following government advice, we closed each of our four centres at the end of March to help reduce the risk of the spread of

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COVID 19: Maintaining Competency For Gas Engineers

Gas trainee working on gas fire

The government classes gas engineers as key workers. This means that they are eligible to continue to carry out emergency work during this self-isolation period. However, given the outbreak of Covid 19, all those able to are required to self-isolate. Therefore, the renewal of ACS qualifications has been impacted and delayed due to closed ACS centres. Engineers who booked to renew their ACS with us and other training providers have had their assessments postponed. In light of

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Feefo Official Gold Trusted Service Award 2019

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Options Skills have started 2019 in a big way. Not only did we launch our NVQ Level 2 Plumbing Training Course, open our new Birmingham Plumbing Unit and become a trading standards-approved business, we also won the Feefo Official Gold Trusted Service 2019 Award. Each year, Feefo award its highest-performing customers. In the words of Feefo themselves, “Only the best of the best businesses, who’ve shown outstanding levels of quality and customer service throughout 2018, will qualify for

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New Manchester Training Centre

In October 2017, our brand new training centre will be opening in Manchester City Centre. With training centres already in Birmingham and London, the Manchester Training Centre is the third centre to be opened by Options Skills. Located on Grosvenor Street, the new centre boasts excellent transport links with Oxford Road and Picadilly Station within walking distance. The easy commute to the from our Manchester training centre means it is ideally located. Students from all around the

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Ex Armed Forces & Armed Forces Resettlement

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After the Armed Forces – Army Resettlement Training Here’s a fact; any kind of career change is daunting. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you’ve been doing, and whether it’s your decision to make the switch or not, you’re starting something new, and all you have are questions and doubts. Let’s run through some of them: “All I know is the Army/Navy/Air Force” – That’s your job, not your skill set. What you do know is

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Options Skills Pledge for the Armed Forces Covenant

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Options Skills have pledged its support for the Armed Forces by signing the newly introduced Armed Forces Covenant. The company fully supports ex-force personnel looking to retrain and gain qualifications in the electrical, gas and plumbing trades once they have left the army. The covenant is dedicated to ensuring that members of the armed forces community have access to both government and commercial services and products. And that have access in the same way as any other

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