Why Choose a Career in Gas Engineering?


Here at Able Skills we teach a range of trades, one of which is Gas! Now, Gas courses are actually some of our most popular training courses but there is still a need for more students in this trade. Today we will be looking at a couple of reasons as to why you should consider a career in Gas Engineering!

Shortage of workers:

Firstly, there is a real shortage of skilled workers in this trade, which is beneficial for you - it means that there are more opportunities in terms of the amount of work that is out there for you to take. Plus the industry is always busy which means that those skilled workers are seeing a huge increase in their pay!  talented and successful gas engineers can earn up to £50,000 a year and beyond! Of course, if you run your own business – a serious and very real option for many in the gas trade – your pay could significantly increase.


Secondly, if you are a person that enjoys problem solving and staying active while on the job then this kind of work is perfect for you! 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 - the job will keep you engaged and focused on the task at hand. If you have the problem of feeling bored in your current line of work then know that as a Gas Engineer you will be completely occupied whilst on the job!

Career not a job:

Finally, this type of work is not just a 'job' it's a career, you can develop over time and begin working on more large scale projects, basically, there are lots of avenues to go down the more you work this trade, more opportunists to earn money and earn stripes as an engineer. It’s also a secure profession and with legal regulations requiring people to hire ‘Gas Safe’ registered engineers to fix and service their boilers, your skills will always be in demand. Plus the prospect of being self-employed means that you can take control of your lifestyle if you want to take a holiday there is nobody to ask...You just do it and then earn back the money on your return, your earnings are in your own hands.


Gas Courses

Gas courses here at Able Skills.


Ready for Gas Training?


We suggest to students that they take on the New-entrants Gas Training Package 2 because this particular package includes everything you need to start out as a Gas Enigneer! Starting with 7-weeks of intense hands-on training, then moving on to portfolio completion and finally an ACS assessment! This course is taught by instructors that know the trade inside out - so take advantage of this situation and try to absorb as much information as you can including tips and tricks that they have discovered throughout their years working out in the industry. You will learn everything starting with the basics and moving on towards the more advanced aspects of the trade. - WE HAVE JUST RELEASED DATES FOR THIS COURSE STARTING MONDAY 13th APRIL 2020! 


How do I become Gas Safe Registered?


It is much easier than you think and can be done online for an application fee of £365 which will save you a pretty penny if caught carrying out illegal gas work! To apply you will need to have completed a recognised competency test either an NVQ or an ACS!

An ACS  assessment will need to be completed before you are eligible for Gas Safe registration and this is a requirement for all operatives involved in the installation, maintenance and servicing of domestic gas appliances and pipe-work installations. Also, every Gas Safe registered business renews their registration on an annual basis and updates their qualifications every 5 years, meaning you will need to refresh your memory on gas safety every 5-years!

Apply here -www.gassaferegister.co.uk/

Contact us:


Would you like to know some more information about this particular trade? For more insight into our range of Gas courses, give us a call on 0808 100 3245. Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to a member of staff in person then feel free to come into our office between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30. We are open every day of the week including weekends, come in, ask questions, seek guidance and even take a quick tour around our training centre!


K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS


Gas Courses

Able Skills Gas Training Courses are Bpec Accredited