Gas Engineers around the country are currently seeing a massive increase in the demand for their skills. New Gas Engineers are needed desperately and will be welcomed by plenty of work, opportunities and an ever increasing average salary. Additionally, there are shifts in the industry that suggests even more demand is coming...

If you are thinking about a new career, it is an exciting time to join the Gas industry. The role has so much to offer whether you are looking to work for a company, become your own boss through self-employment. Or even building your own company, the opportunities in the trade are endless.

Becoming a Gas Engineer is not an easy task. It's a very technical trade and takes time to become skilled at. Here at Able Skills we make learning the trade , gaining theory knowledge and experience as straight forward as possible through hands-on, high-quality Gas training courses taught by experts.

Why is there demand?

Gas Engineers are always needed for their services, however, a few aspects are increasing the demand massively. Firstly, the easing of lockdown means commercial businesses need the services of engineers. Secondly, people are looking to upgrade their household appliances and finally projects and worksites are back in action. Coupled with a lack of engineers means there are now more vacancies in the industry than ever before!

The ongoing shortage in the world of Gas Engineers and the problem is only going to get worse as 20% of engineers currently working in the UK are due to retire by 2026, leaving a skills, knowledge and experience gap. New entrants will benefit and have a choice of jobs. Gas Engineers are making a great living at the moment with an average yearly salary of £44,266.

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Vacancies in the Gas industry have been on the rise since the pandemic began. Becoming a Gas Engineer means job stability and oppertunity.

Plus year-on-year pay for Gas engineer jobs has gone up 7.8% year-on-year, compared to an annual change of -2.0% for all jobs.

The end of Gas boilers?

Well, the subject of decarbonisation has been confusing. Yet, news this weeks explains that the target of 'Stopping Gas boilers being installed in new builds beyond 2035' has now been moved by the UK Government until 2040.

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What do you think the alternative is? Electric boilers, heat pumps, hydrogen boilers or maybe solar or wind?

This is not a great step in cutting our emissions. An estimated 85% of UK homes are heated by natural gas. However for Gas Engineers it means that you can hold of on up-skilling and learning about alternatives like a heat pump that gathers heat from a source, commonly natural heat in the air or soil, and moves it into your house, for example, and continue to do the work that you know.

Yet Rated People did some research and revealed that the demand for heat pumps has risen by 28% so far in 2021. Which means although the target to reduce traditional boilers has moved forward, there is definitely a market at the moment for eco-friendly appliances not just in the gas industry but in all trades. They estimate 57% of homeowners want to be more eco-friendly.

Want to learn the trade?

Becoming a Gas Engineer requires the right training. At Able Skills we have 20-years of experience helping people make their career goals a reality. We offer reliable training, great facilities and instructors that have years of experience both teaching and working out in the industry.

No experience at all? Not to worry, we teach courses specifically designed for new entrants! For example our New Entrant Gas Training Package 2. Which includes all the hands-on skills, underpinning theory, assessments and qualifications needed to begin working as a professional. The course offers  7-weeks of hands-on practical training. As well as portfolio completion and an ACS assessment, all of which are needed in order to apply with the Gas Safe Register.

Contact us now:

For more information on our range of Gas Engineer courses then call us now or visit our centre in person. Our office can be contacted on 01322 280 202. If you plan on visiting us personally, our office is open 7-days-a-week between 8:30 - 16:30. We are located just a short distance from the local train station here in Dartford, Kent.

If you are interested in training with us but live a fair distance, then you should know that we offer accomodation for our students. Our accomodation is a short walk from our centre. Rooms are available for the reasonable price of just £20 per night! If you are interested make sure to contact us ahead of your Gas Engineer training with us.


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Our Gas Engineer courses result in industry recognised qualifications.