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Launch your career in the fast-growing green sector!

Want a job with great progression opportunities focused on tackling the climate crisis?

A large part of tackling climate change centers around encouraging improvements to energy efficiency within existing buildings across Ireland, promoting the installation of various sustainable technologies in a process called retrofit. 

Working in retrofit means becoming a sustainability guru – delivering consultations over the phone and via email, providing customer support and advice to people and organisations going through (or considering) the process of making their buildings more eco-friendly.

You will play an important role in managing the sustainability project behind the scenes. This includes booking installers and contractors, processing grant applications, reviewing surveys and progress, and conducting initial online property assessments.

Sustainability professionals are in growing demand across energy companies, specialist installers, housing associations and local councils.  It’s estimated we’ll need 10,000 skilled retrofit professionals by 2025 alone! Once you start your career you can progress quickly in this fast-growing sector, earning up to €30,000 in just two years through various career routes.

Within 3 months of completing the programme, over 80% of our recent retrofit graduates are now in great jobs with employers including EonUnited LivingQ-bot and Agility Eco!

This new programme will teach you everything you need to know to begin your career as a Retrofit Advisor, we’ll provide you with the skills you need to nail a job interview with one of Generation’s employer partners and launch a ‘green’ career as a top-performer from day one earning a starting salary of €21-24,000. Find out more about the course by watching the video below:

What will you gain from a Generation programme?

  • Free training: You’ll learn all you need to successfully launch your career in the Green Sector — as well as the behaviour and mindset skills you need to progress with your career!
  • Connect with employers: At the end of the programme, Generation will connect you with employers hiring for Retrofit Advisor roles, support you through your application, and help you transition into your working life.
  • Career Coaching: We provide a 1–1 career coaching experience for up to 6 months post-program, to identify your personal challenges and work with you to overcome them!
  • Stand out from the crowd in a highly competitive job market!

You’ll be a great fit for this course if you are:

  • Eager to have an impact and make a difference to the climate crisis
  • Energised by working with and helping people, providing great customer service
  • Great at paying attention to detail
  • Comfortable working with a computer in an office environment as part of a team
  • Excited to learn new things in a changing sector

Does this sound like you? Apply now

Program Length

10 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Remote learning

All courses are currently being conducted remotely

Start Date

21 November 2022

Requirements

  • Aged 18+
  • Not in education, training, or working regularly more than 16 hours per week
  • Have the legal right to work & live in Ireland - for non-EU citizens, we can only accept applications from those on a Stamp 1G or Stamp 4 Visa
  • Live in Ireland and - if applicable - is willing to relocate to commutable areas for job opportunities in employer centres
  • Available for 10 weeks, and ready to start a full time role straight after the course
Up to €30k when progressing into new roles after just two years!
Stand out from other applicants in the highly-competitive job market
Delivered in collaboration with: Verizon Logo

A few simple steps

  1. 15 minutes 1

    Fill out some details

    Start your application by filling out some quick details about yourself.
    Apply Now!

  2. 90 minutes 2

    Meet us at an online info session

    Following completion of your application, sign up for an information session. You'll hear from employers and past participants, and learn how to be successful in your application.

  3. 30 minutes 3

    Complete an online task

    In your own time, complete a short online task related to the programme. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have any existing knowledge or experience to be able to complete them.

  4. 2 hours 4

    Interview and ID Checks

    We use this time to get to know you better as a person, to learn about your motivation to do the programme, and to understand how we can best support you to complete it successfully.
    You'll also need to bring ID and work status documentation with you to this interview.

  5. 5

    Programme Starts

    We’ll let you know next steps of your application, which will either be to join the programme, or a referral to further opportunities.

  6. 6

    Build your career

    Continue to advance your career in the green sector. Share your successes with the Generation team and stay connected with Generation through our Alumni community.

Requirements

  • Aged 18+
  • Not in education, training, or working regularly more than 16 hours per week
  • Have the legal right to work & live in Ireland - for non-EU citizens, we can only accept applications from those on a Stamp 1G or Stamp 4 Visa
  • Live in Ireland and - if applicable - is willing to relocate to commutable areas for job opportunities in employer centres
  • Available for 10 weeks, and ready to start a full time role straight after the course

Location

Funded by

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What your journey will look like

  • 1

    Take the first step

    Go through the selection process outlined earlier.
    Apply Now!
  • 2

    Get oriented

    Complete Generation's orientation process with Generation staff. Together, we'll make sure you're ready to begin class with the resources you need to succeed.
  • 3

    Train

    Begin your training. Complete all assigned work and come to class each day ready to learn and engage with your cohort and your instructor.
  • 4

    Prepare

    As training progresses, you'll work with the Generation team on mock interviews and perfecting your resume.
  • 5

    Graduate

    Graduate and celebrate your achievement with your friends and family.
  • 6

    Advance

    Continue to advance your career. Share your successes with the Generation team and stay connected with Generation.

How we prepare you

In a world of job training programs, Generation takes a different approach to help you succeed. Generation instructors and mentors get to know each student and are there with resources, tools, and information if a student encounters a barrier.

Coaching

The instructors and mentors at Generation aren't just teachers, they're coaches who stand by their students through successes and challenges

CV Building

The right CV can open the door to new career opportunities. Generation students learn how to create a CV that showcases their skills and experiences.

Interview Rehearsal

By conducting mock interviews, then providing real-time feedback and coaching, the Generation team ensures that all graduates feel confident and prepared to interview.

Ongoing Support

After graduation, mentors and instructors continue to check in with alums, providing support with the job search and advice for continued success.

Ongoing benefits of Generation

A Trusted Network

Continued contact with the Generation graduate network

Events

Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others

Support

Troubleshoot your job challenges

Any questions?