Gas training workshop at Able Skills, a student gas engineer talks to a gas intructor

Surging demand for qualified tradespeople has meant that those who hold the relevant qualifications are left in an incredibly strong position in terms of job security, earning potential and career progression.

Gas engineering is one of the sectors that has been able to take particular advantage of the ongoing situation, and with a vital role to play in the transition to cleaner energy sources, that trend looks all but certain to last for the foreseeable future. 

Despite this, the costs traditionally associated with gas training could potentially still be a stumbling block for someone considering a career in the industry. 

To help combat this, Able Skills is committed to making training as inclusive and accessible as possible, and we are confident that all of our courses mix affordability with the highest quality of teaching. 

Flexible training and payment options

To ensure our gas training is as open to as many people as possible, all of our courses can be paid in bite-size instalments spread over the duration of your studies. Only a deposit is required for you to begin your training. 

Full package courses

Our gas training packages offer significant value to anyone looking for in-depth training in one bulk booking. For example, the New Entrant Gas Training Package 3 is the most comprehensive gas course we offer, covering everything from complete beginner level, right through to Gas Safe standard. 

Again, these packaged courses can be paid for in more manageable instalments. 

What is the average salary of a gas engineer?

According to Indeed, the current average base salary of a gas engineer in the UK is £36,118, with that figure rising to £50,000+ in some instances. 

The future of the gas industry

Over the next few years, demand for qualified gas engineers is certain to increase even further, with recent data suggesting that more than a third of the oil and gas workforce are over 50 and nearing retirement—a massive contrast to just 12% who are under 30. 

Along with that, the know-how of gas engineers will also prove essential in the transition from traditional gas supplies to sustainable sources, making it an incredibly exciting, and potentially lucrative time to be entering the industry. 

Given the rare combination of consistently high demand and a positive outlook for the industry’s future, now could be the perfect time to embark on your journey towards a career in gas engineering. If you want to find out a bit more about any of our gas courses, we recommend visiting our training centre. Don’t worry if you can’t make it in, just give us a call on 01322 280 202 or request a brochure online.