Able Skills Gas training centre in Bradford has been piloting a work placement scheme with a major Boiler Installation Company who are a Nationwide concern. This Company was approached by Able Skills to see what the possibility was of their Gas Engineers mentoring our New Entrant Gas students on work placement, giving the students the opportunity to gain experience and build the mandatory portfolio of evidence before moving onto gas exams (ACS) and finally, registration with Gas Safe.The Company in question were a little apprehensive and suggested that they maybe trial an individual first so that they could gain an idea of the quality of the student, their knowledge and capabilities and also what work would be involved for an Engineer who is mentoring someone and filling in aspects of a gas portfolio.Able Skills were more than happy with this approach and so we placed an individual with them who had completed a 5 day Pipe-skills course and a 3 week New Entrant Gas training programme. This student has been with them for a good few weeks now and has completed a number of boiler installations under supervision of their Gas Engineer and their feedback on him is fantastic. We have been advised that they are completely happy with his gas knowledge, his conduct and his willingness to undertake gas work and have advised that if every Able Skills New Entrant Gas student is of this calibre then they will happily partner up with us and guarantee work placements to all of Able Skills Gas students.We have a fantastic Gas learning programme in place which has been devised by one of our Gas tutors, Ian Welthy. He has worked tirelessly to get this programme up to a standard where he feels that students are ready to work under supervision on gas to a very high standard. The programme of learning that Ian has in place has been put together following years of both teaching gas and working as a Gas Engineer so he knows what is acceptable and what isn't. Our gas training course for New Entrants also has exams built in just to ensure that everyone in attendance completely understands each area of gas work that is being taught.With this Gas training course and programme of learning in place and the excellent delivery of the course by Able Skills Gas Instructors, we are completely confident that we are releasing skilled and knowledgeable individuals into the gas industry and that anyone who opts to mentor them will have a very good experience.So finally, Able Skills can advertise that 100% Gas Portfolio placements are available and we will do so confident in the knowledge that our students will be looked after by Engineers from a very successful company who are growing by the day - there may even be an opportunity for these students to gain full time work with this Company in the future.More will be revealed