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What’s so good about being a gas installer?Well-paid – Average salary ranges from £24,500 to £38,000 and beyond. Apprentices and new starters can expect between £12,000 and £18,000 while they train. Physically and mentally challenging – You’ll be working with your hands, carrying equipment and climbing ladders. Problem solving is a huge part of the job and you’ll need to have good practical, numerical and technical skills, be computer literate, motivated and able to communicate well. Satisfying – You’ll help customers reduce their energy consumption and be more gas safe, which could make a real difference to their daily life and wellbeing. Skills in demand – As a Gas Safe registered engineer, you are qualified, experienced and highly skilled. You know how to work to the most stringent safety standards and are compliant with legal regulations. Opportunity to progress – It’s a diverse profession and once you have the basic domestic skills, you could specialise, move into commercial gas work or even set up your own business.
What qualifications will I need?To qualify fully as a gas installer, you will need:
- A recognised gas industry qualification and/or
- Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) training and assessment
- Gas Safe registration