With the Government committed to banning the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040, career opportunities in the Electric Vehicles sector will grow rapidly in the coming years. To support industry demand for specialists in this area, earlier this year the REI was delighted to deliver the comprehensive 2-day Electric Vehicles Training Workshop at the University of London, with participants attending from a wide range of organisations including the National Grid and NHS.
The course was taught by a leading Expert in the sector, and participants were guided through a combination of interactive activities, Case Study examples and class discussions. This effective and varied style of teaching was praised by delegates: Thomas Houiller who attended from the National Grid, noted that he “liked the small group size, interactive discussions and worked numerical examples. It was very valuable to be able to discuss and debate topics with the group”. The course was attended by individuals from a wide range of occupational backgrounds, including Consultants like Richard Sturman, who noted that following the course “I now feel able to discuss Electric Vehicles with clients who are considering taking up this technology”. Indeed, the Electric Vehicles course has been specifically designed to cover a broad range of topics, making it valuable to delegates from a large variety of backgrounds. Topics covered include Electric Vehicle Technology; Financial Perspectives and Payback Time; Infrastructure and Well-to-Wheel Analysis. Sathish Sethuraman, who attended from NHS England, said of the course that “The topics covered met my professional needs and provided a detailed course on Electric Vehicles”.
Many participants who attended the Workshop at the University of London also praised the course as an excellent networking opportunity. Nicholas Arnott, who attended the course from OVO Energy, said that “I learned more about Electric Vehicles and how they fit in to the energy system, and I also met interesting people involved in different parts of the industry”, and Raoul Tufnell who attended from Gridserve explained how he “really liked that there was a variety of attendees and the attitude of the course leader”. As well as offering participants the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with each other, there was also the opportunity for attendees to discuss specific ideas and business contexts with the Expert Lecturer, who worked with delegates to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
At the end of the course, participants also had the opportunity to sit the exam for the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC), which has been achieved by individuals from 149 countries worldwide, including delegates from organisations such as Ford, Mitsubishi, Jaguar Land Rover, the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the US Department of Energy. The GMC is widely recognised around the world as demonstrative of proficiency in the Sustainability Sector, and since they are measured in CPD Hours are the perfect way to support career progression.
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