Despite the call to phase out gas supplies in the coming years, the overwhelming prediction is that the need for gas engineers is going nowhere. According to Gas Safe, the shortage of gas engineers has already arrived. This shortage is made worse by the fact that half of the current engineers in the industry are already over the age of 55 and steadily approaching retirement.
A newly qualified gas engineer can expect a starting salary of up to £35,000 and many engineers go on to become successfully self-employed but how long does it take before you’re ready to apply?
There are many options available to an aspiring gas engineer here in the UK. The push for apprenticeships in previous years, although successful in introducing many young people to the industry, has spread the narrative that full qualification takes years. Often forgotten is the private training industry, a more costly upfront investment but providing rewards much faster in the form of employment and career progression.
Access Training is the UK’s number one Trades Training provider, with courses across the trades which can get you fully qualified and into work in just a matter of months. These courses also offer a level of flexibility that traditional colleges and apprenticeships can’t match, scheduling the training to accommodate the needs of the student.
If you wish to become a Gas Safe engineer as soon as possible, we recommend the Professional Gas Engineer Course from Access Training. This is a flexible gas training course that's open to everyone - no prior heating or plumbing experience is required to enrol.
This intensive gas course is specifically designed to earn you the qualifications needed to become a professional gas engineer, getting you ready for work within the shortest possible time frame. All the basics (including gas safety legislation and standards) are covered in online classes; after that, you will attend our fully-equipped training centre for the practical portion of your course. Our expert tutors will make sure you can do everything that's expected of a gas engineer - such as pipework, tightness tests, and repairing a variety of gas appliances.
Our Professional Gas Engineer Course closes with the ACS gas assessment, which tests students on everything they've learned. If you pass this assessment, you will receive the ACS Certificate - this enables you to join the Gas Safe Register, a legal requirement for gas engineers in the UK.
We also offer a Premier Gas Engineer Course, which includes everything mentioned above plus the Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing. Completion of this course allows you to conduct plumbing as well as gas work, which is a useful advantage for a professional gas engineer to have.
Once you are qualified, Access Training's Career Support Team is on hand to get you working in the industry with companies across the UK.
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