Heat Pumps: Skilled Workers

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered at on 20 November 2023.

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has made a recent estimate of the number of people who are qualified to fit heat pumps.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

The Heat Pump Association estimates that over 30,000 additional heat pump installers will be needed by 2028.

As of November 2023, there are over 1,700 businesses in the UK certified with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) to install heat pumps; estimated to employ over 7,000 installers.

The total number of trained heat pump installers is, however, likely to be greater than this, as MCS Certification is only required for installations receiving Government grant funding.

These figures are in line with estimates by the Heat Pump Association of the number of heat pump installers needed for current levels of deployment.

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