Learning a trade can be a great way to start a career, consider becoming a Gas engineer:


Choosing a career can be confusing. You need to evaluate the pros and cons of each industry along with your own set of skills and preferences. Whether you’re looking for something for the first time or looking for a change, the decision is always tough but hopefully, if you are considering life as a Gas engineer this article will ease your mind.


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What does it mean to be a Gas engineer?


It's pretty simple really, Gas Engineers install, service, maintain and repair gas appliances. But Gas work can be a tricky subject to understand and requires great training. Here at Able Skills, we have instructors that know it all, from working in the industry to working for themselves to teaching the subject. There is no better way to learn other than from somebody who is an expert! Every potential problem that is usual for Gas engineers to come across they have already resolved...If you choose to take one of our Gas course we advise that you use them, ask questions, find those tricks and get the right advice.

Is it a versatile job?


Well, in terms of the work that you would be doing on a day to day basis, it will vary drastically. There are many different environments that you could be working in - Gas fitters can be involved in a diverse range of projects, from domestic jobs to huge commercial projects. One day you may be working in a home on a small boiler and another you could be servicing an industrial heating system in a commercial environment.


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Our Gas instructors at Able Skills are experienced and here to help you start a career!


Also, It can be a job that you take into your own hands, meaning that being a Gas engineer affords you the opportunity to become your own boss. Becoming a self-employed Gas engineer can be simpler than you think as long as you have the necessary qualifications. So it is a job that you can have versatile/flexible hours in if you decide to start a business or work independently.

Where to start?


Well, the best way to start is to get stuck in...here at Able Skills we have Gas courses that are specifically geared towards new entrants. For example, the Gas New Entrant Gas Training Package is 7-weeks in total, you will learn the skills that are required for you to eventually be in a position to register with Gas Safe. This package of learning is devised to take you step by step through the various training in the essential skills required to become a safe and competent Gas Engineer.

Already have plumbing experience?


Gas work & Plumbing go hand in hand as they require some of the same skills and use similar methods, equipment and so on. We also offer Gas courses that are tailored to those who already have an understanding of Plumbing but are looking to add Gas to their arsenal!

This is a quicker route to becoming fully qualified in Gas work and is only available to those who hold a recognised qualification in the mechanical services engineering sector (e.g. plumbing) but lack gas training and experience. You must show evidence of your Plumbing qualifications before stating this Qualified Plumber Gas Training Package 5-week course.

Access and entry to the Gas industry has previously been known to be a long-drawn-out process, typically taking at least 2 years. However, there are now quicker ways to access the gas industry and there is no longer the requirement to spend years at College before even being considered for the industry. Able Skills has everything you need to get on the path towards becoming 'Gas Safe Registered'.

What is the Gas Safe Register?


Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register! The purpose of this registration body is to ensure that the public and the engineer are safe. They do this by inspecting the work of Gas Safe registered engineers and investigating reports of illegal gas work. Additionally keeping the list up-to-date and accurate means that they can keep unqualified workers out of the industry.

More information?


If you would like some more information about any of the Gas courses that we offer here at Able Skills then feel free to give us a call: 08081003245! Alternatively, we have an open-door policy when it comes to new candidates, simply walk straight into our office here in Dartford and we will try and help you as best we can!

If you would like to enrol onto one of our Gas courses online, simply select the course - scroll down and click 'Reserve your Space' and follow the instructions from there!