Published On: 27/10/2022|440 words|2.3 min read|

Greater Manchester Combined Authority residents have been given the opportunity to complete fully funded solar training as part of the Green Energy Skills Bootcamp with leading adult training provider, Complete Skills Solutions (CSS).

In April 2022, Complete Skills Solutions, in partnership with Complete Training Solutions and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, delivered a trailblazing Green Energy Skills Bootcamp to residents.

The Green Energy Skills Bootcamp is funded by The Department for Education, as part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life. The programme supports individuals to develop the sector-specific skills required to secure employment in the solar industry.

Green Energy Skills Bootcamp

All participants will gain a practical and theoretical understanding of solar construction. Learners will acquire an IRATA Level 1 Rope Access qualification, Level 1 Solar Construction certification & CSCS Card, Manual Handling certification, and a Working at Height certification.

On top of the impressive learner package, participants will also gain access to sector-specific employability coaching from CSS. The coaching is designed to prepare learners for a guaranteed interview with leading Solar industry employer, Fieldway Group.

The fully funded Skills Bootcamp will take place over 20 days, between Manchester and Liverpool, with transport provided for learners.

Earlier this year, the Green Energy Skills Bootcamp saw huge success in the Liverpool City Region, with a whopping 81% of participants securing employment.

Complete Skills Solutions Managing Director, Ian Green, said: “We are delighted to expand our offering, enabling Manchester residents to complete the Green Energy Skills Bootcamp.

“The Skills Bootcamp has been hugely successful, and we hope that success will continue in Manchester. Forecasts predict considerable growth in the green construction and renewables industries, with plenty of opportunities for individuals to access sustainable employment.

“With a wealth of opportunities available, there has never been a better time to enter the green industry. The Green Energy Skills Bootcamp expansion enables us to support even more individuals to start their journey in the sector.”

According to the Local Government Association, by 2030 there could be nearly 700,000 direct jobs employed in the UK’s renewable energy economy, rising to over 1.18 million by 2050. There has never been a better time to gain the skills required to embark on a career in the Green Construction and Renewables industries.

The Skills Bootcamp is free to applicants who meet the entry requirements. Individuals can check their eligibility and register for the programme at

Notes to editors:

Complete Skills Solutions (CSS) is an adult training and education provider that supports individuals to secure meaningful employment opportunities through training. The Liverpool-based training provider also works with employers to provide effective workforce and recruitment solutions. CSS is an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ provider.

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