Why become a gas engineer?
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With 10% of the countries gas engineers being over the age of 65 and a further 29% being aged between 55 and 64, HVP reports that 40,000 gas engineers could retire within the next decade.*
On top of these statistics there are many reasons why working in the heating industry is a great career choice.
The average gas engineer earns an annual salary of £40,000. This is working for a company and is not including any performance-based earnings. Potential earnings could be over £50,000 a year.
Gas engineers are in demand. With the number of gas boilers in the UK the demand for engineers to repair and install boilers is higher than ever. There is concern around the ‘ban on gas boilers by 2025’ but this is only on new build properties having gas boilers installed. With new technology developing all the time such a hydrogen ready boilers, there will always be a need for an engineer.
Becoming a gas engineer is the start of a career. There are so many avenues in which you can train and diversify into allowing you to have a long and fulfilling career. Whether it be installing, maintaining, or repairing boilers there is always a need for engineers to carry out this work to a high standard.
Do you enjoy problem solving and helping people? If so, this career path is perfect for you. Having no heating or hot water is an emotional time for a customer so having the skillset and knowledge to be able to repair or replace someone’s boiler gives you job satisfaction, in knowing you have helped someone.
Be your own boss
Ever dreamed of owning your own business? Being a gas engineer allows you to run your own business, enabling you flexible working hours, managing your own workload and increased earnings.
At the Energy Academy we have our Managed Learning Programme which is for candidates looking to get into the gas industry, and you could become a gas engineer in 6 months.
During each step of your in-house training, you will carry out mock assessments that will allow staff to monitor your progress throughout your journey. These assessments will also help you with the theory and assessment papers that you will need to complete at the end of the course.
Once your initial training is complete, you will then be required to complete an on-site portfolio, which will need to be signed by a Gas Safe registered engineer. This is known as a supervised work placement.
Once your portfolio is complete and signed off by our IQA (internal quality assurance) team, then you will be invited to sit your ACS exams, which, once completed, will allow you to register with Gas Safe either under your own registration or your company’s.
The Energy Academy has state-of-the-art training facilities and excellent trainers that will be there to assist and guide you along every step of the way. If you want to find out more about this course or any of the other courses that the Energy Academy offer then please call us on 0345 521 0369 or use the live chat option on our website.