Energy Academy

Kevin Long
Centre Manager / Trainer / Assessor

I am a qualified gas engineer and assessor with over 20 years experience in the heating industry.

When we started the Energy Academy was just an open warehouse and i helped build the walls and classrooms that are used for training today.

I have been the Centre Manager since we opened in January and it is my mission to create a relaxed and friendly environment for everyone that comes to us so that we can build long term relationships that will see you return in the future.

Gemma Varrier
Training Administrator

Gemma has over 15 years experience in working in training centres so many of you may recognise Gemma from Piper Assessment or RAD Training.

Gemma has been with the Energy Academy since we opened and soon got us all into shape. 

Going through mountains of paperwork to make sure that it is all complete and ready to be sent off.

Gemma is always friendly and polite to anyone that walks through the door

Paul Broadbent Eng Tech MCIPHE

Paul is the newest member to join our team and has many years of experience in the plumbing and gas heating industry.

Paul is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, belonging to a chartered body brings acknowledgement of individual commitment to qualifications and professional development.

Paul is from a military background in which he carried out training in various areas, he is able to bring all of these skills to the classroom where is delivers excellent training sessions.

Peter Thomas
Independent Assessor

Since serving his apprenticeship in the 60's with British Gas Peter has continued in the gas industry and has mainly been in supervisory or management roles.

In 2009 Peter moved into training and assessment where he has gained vast experience in the ACS assessments. 

Peter brings a wealth of experience in both the domestic and commercial, he tries to make everyone feel relaxed while carrying out their assessments.

Colin Davies
Independent Assessor

Colin comes from a manufacturer background after spending the majority of his career with Worcester Bosch.

Colin started off as a technical support engineer before moving into Worcester's very own training centre.

Colin became the line manager within the training centre where he worked for many years before becoming an independent trainer and assessor.

James Howell
Internal Verifier

James also comes from a British Gas background where he worked for a number of years moving from an apprentice up to a technical assistant and supervisor.

James then moved into training and assessing at Sussex College where he still is today.

James joined us as our internal verifier where he provides support and advice

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