Twenty six year-old Liam, completed the Managed Learning Program (MLP) for new entrants to gas engineering at Logic4training’s centre in Northolt at the end of 2021. He gained his ACS shortly after that and in April last year got a job working with one of the UK’s largest gas firms.
Almost a year on, he hasn’t looked back. Liam explains:
“After school I trained as an apprentice panel beater for four years, but I couldn’t make things work with the money I was earning and moved on to become a cargo handler at Heathrow Airport. It was ok, but I wanted more out of life. I’ve always been handy and after helping a gas engineer mate of mine out for a day I became hooked on plumbing and heating – obsessed!
“I quit my job at Heathrow and used my savings to pay for the training course at Northolt. It felt like a lot of money at the time, but I tell you, it’s been worth every penny. The staff at Logic4training are brilliant. Nothing’s too much trouble and the trainers and equipment are top notch. They know what it’s like to be starting out and want candidates to hit the ground running.
“The best thing about being a gas engineer is job satisfaction. I love what I do – every day’s different. I could be changing a boiler, fitting a new cylinder, or maybe a full system – you name it. Then there’s the satisfaction you get from helping people. Some of my customers are elderly and it’s great to go home at night knowing that because of what you’ve done that day, they’ll be warm.
“The team I work with here are as good as gold. It’s a bit challenging, when you’re starting out, but the older boys in their fifties and sixties are at the end of the phone if you get stuck – and they’ll always pop to a job if you need a hand. Knowing I’ve got that support has helped me build my confidence.
“When I started work, I had to undergo a further eight weeks training with the company – they have strict standards and want to be sure everyone that works for them does things properly. The training I’d completed with Logic4training set me in good stead, and I was able to concentrate more on the design side of things.
“I’m very happy in my job and I really like the people I work with. If you’ve got a good team behind you it makes things ten times easier. If the teams no good, then it’s ten times harder! I’m very glad I made the switch and trained with Logic4training – I feel I’m now building a proper career for myself. What can be better than that?”
New entrants to gas engineering can choose from four different packages at Logic4training, all providing the theory and practical skills you need to undertake the ACS and become Gas Safe registered.
To find out which package best suits you, please have a look or get in touch with us – we’re here to help.
We’ve also written a useful guide to training as a gas engineer.