How Do You Become a Gas Engineer?

How Do You Become a Gas Engineer?


So you want to work in the gas industry? You might be wondering how you can get qualified, get some work experience, and get on the Gas Safe Register. There are a few different paths you can take to become a gas engineer, and the path you should take is usually determined by your current experience level. We'll talk you through the various different career paths and give you an insight into the different areas you can specialise in once you're qualified.

Gas engineer apprenticeships

One way to become a gas engineer is to apply to do a gas engineering apprenticeship. These courses typically take 12 - 18 months to complete, and provide you with a level 3 qualification. This is comparable to an A-level. The types of things you will learn on a gas engineering apprenticeship include:

  • How to conduct a risk assessment
  • How to maintain tools & PPE 
  • Installing and maintaining gas appliances
  • Advising customers on how appliances work
  • Learning how to make homes & workplaces more energy-efficient

Downsides of doing a gas apprenticeship:

While an apprenticeship might seem like an appealing option if you've just come out of school and don't want to attend university, it will only get you so far in the gas safe industry. With a level 3 qualification, you will be limited to low-grade roles such as gas engineering technician, which don't pay as well as other, more technical roles.

In addition, the pay that you'll receive during your apprenticeship will be very minimal. Most people need to take on additional work to support themselves through the duration of their 18 month course. This is something you should bear in mind when you're deciding which path into gas engineering is right for you.

Gas courses with Access Training Academies

A better way to get into the gas industry is by undertaking a gas course with Access Training Academies. Here at Access Training, we offer a wide range of gas courses that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience that you need. 

Our Essential Course is tailored to complete beginners, and is an excellent alternative to a gas apprenticeship if you're looking for an initial route into the gas industry. 

Our Professional Gas Course is slightly more advanced, allowing you to cover more complex topics such as meter installation, gas emergency procedures and much more. 

Our Premier Gas Course is designed for people who are interested in both gas work and plumbing. It will teach you vital elements of both lines of work, so that you can offer a more complete service to your domestic and commercial customers. 

Benefits of becoming a gas engineer through Access Training:

  • Train at your own pace
  • Fast-track courses to get you qualified quickly
  • 3-year career support after you qualify
  • Weekday and weekend gas training courses

Read More: How Long Does it Take to Become a Gas Engineer?

What can I do once I'm qualified?

Once you've gained your industry recognised qualifications and joined the Gas Safe Register, you'll be able to pursue a wide range of gas engineering careers. Here are the two most common type type of gas engineers.

Domestic gas engineers

The most common careers in the gas industry are those that work in domestic properties. They're able to fix a wide range of issues within the home. A typical day as a domestic gas engineer will see you installing, maintaining and repairing cookers, fires, boilers and other gas appliances. 

Commercial gas engineers

Commercial gas engineers are responsible for maintaining, servicing, and repairing more complex gas boilers and commercial appliances. There are a lot of problems that can arise in a commercial setting that a domestic gas engineer wouldn't be trained to deal with. It's important you have the right level of training for the area of the gas industry that you'd like to work in. 

So, if you're keen to pursue a career in gas, we're ready to help you take the first steps. Browse our gas courses below and be sure to get in touch.

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