Launch Your Career in the Green Jobs Sector

Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Retrofit Advice
Free Online Bootcamp

With Guarateed Partner Employer Job Interview

(Application Deadline: 14th March – Only 20 Places Available)

This project is fully funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund

Want a job with good pay and progression opportunities focused on tackling the climate crisis?

To tackle climate change, we need to improve the energy efficiency of a large part of the UK’s ~27 million homes by encouraging and promoting the installation of various sustainable technologies in a process called Retrofit. Devon needs Retrofit Advisors, and we here at the Retrofit Academy in partnership with Generation and Devon County Council are here to provide fully-funded training, funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Retrofit Advisors play a key role in this and the green transition.  Day to day they deliver great phone/email-based customer support and advice to people going through or considering retrofits and drive things forward behind the scenes booking installers and contractors, processing grant applications, reviewing surveys and progress, and conducting initial online property assessments.

  • Our fully-funded 10 week training programme

    Up to £30k

    when progressing into new roles after just two years!

    14th March 2022


    Stand out

    from other applicants in the highly-competitive job market

    4th April 2022


    Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

    Remote Learning

    All courses are currently being conducted remotely

    10 weeks



    of graduates employed within 3 months


    of employers say graduates outperform their peers in the workplace

    Retrofit Advisors are in growing demand across energy companies, specialist installers, housing associations and local councils. And as a Retrofit Advisor, you can progress quickly in work earning up to £30k in 2 years as a qualified Retrofit Assessor.

    Our fully-funded 10 week training programme is here to not only give you everything you need to know to get certified as a qualified Retrofit Advisor, with mock interviews and help with your CV, we will also prepare you to nail a job interview with one of Generation’s employer partners. This all means that you can launch a ‘green’ career as a top-performer from day one earning a starting salary of £20k-£23k.

Join us and play your role in tackling the Climate crisis and our transition to ’Net Zero’

Frequently Asked Questions

What are green jobs?

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What will I learn on the course?

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What should I expect, from application to graduation?

After applying:

Access an online portal and an invitation to a taster day to provide more information on the course and guide you through your application process.

On course:

  • An interactive live zoom classroom with daily stand-ups, lessons, practical sessions, workshops team projects, and practice interviews.
  • A qualified instructor to guide you through each step of your learning journey.
  • A qualified mentor who will provide 1-1 support helping you to overcome challenges and improve your confidence.
  • A small class of 20-25 peers and access to a supportive alumni network of over 700 Generation graduates.
  • Technical lessons to learn the skills needed to start a career in the Green Sector.
  • Behaviour and mindset training to build confidence in your professional skills.

After the course:

  • Be connected to employers through matchmade interviews set up by Generation and receive ongoing support by our career coaches.
  • Get hired fast with an exceptional CV and soft skills that will help you stand out from the competition.
  • Progress your career in just 2 years you could earn up to £30k as a Retrofit Assessor or more as a qualified Retrofit Coordinator.
  • OR choose to side-step into other parts of the rapidly growing ’Green’ sector.
  • Continue to benefit from the Generation community with lifelong access to the Slack community, volunteering opportunities and chances to get involved in PR and marketing.
Who are the employers?

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Am I eligible?

The course is open to anyone living in Devon who is over the age of 18. You don’t need any experience, and a laptop and other equipment will be provided if needed.

You will be required to be available for 10 weeks full time, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course.

Universal Credit continues whilst on the course.

Who are The Retrofit Academy and Generation?

The Retrofit Academy CIC is a not-for-profit organisation, central to delivering PAS 2035 compliant training and support to the next generation of retrofit professionals in the UK. They offer a series of qualifications, courses and coaching to help ensure trainees and their teams are prepared for the retrofit revolution.

Generation is a global non-profit which has trained over 46,000 learners facing barriers to employment across 16 countries with >86% job placement in 3 months.

With support from the Macquarie Group Foundation, the two organisations have partnered to create a curriculum and training programme to teach the key technical skills, mindsets and behaviours observed to set top-performing Retrofit Advisors apart.

The Application Process


Start your application: Apply by 14th March

10 mins

Fill out some quick details about yourself.


Information Session

2 hours

Come to one of our information sessions to understand more about the programme and the role, and to learn how to be successful in your application.


Complete an online task

45 mins

In your own time, complete an 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 it.


Online Interview

1 hour

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 could best support you to complete it successfully.


Programme Starts: 4th April for 10 weeks

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


Build your career!

Continue to advance your career in the Green sector, progressing into new roles within 2 years. Share your successes with the Generation team and stay connected with Generation through our Alumni community.

Apply Now

Your new career in retrofit starts here.

Fill in our online application form to enrol for a fully-funded place on the Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Retrofit Advice Bootcamp. The deadline for applications is 14th March 2022, with the programme starting on 4th April 2022.

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK, to pilot programmes and new approaches to build community resilience and prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.  For more information, visit

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