Domestic heating apprenticeship

Domestic heating apprenticeship

The Domestic Heating apprenticeship covers training in a range of domestic heating systems and components and their installation.

The domestic heating industry is a key part of construction in the UK. It’s a highly competitive field that employs skilled craftspeople and technicians who work with a wide range of materials and technologies. Domestic heating engineers must be familiar with everything from domestic boilers to advanced welding techniques to computerised control systems.

From installing heating systems and servicing boilers to laying underground heating pipes, domestic heating engineers work for customers in their homes. In recent years, the industry has also been involved with developing environmentally sound technologies like solar water heating and ground source heat pumps.

As a domestic heating apprentice, you’ll learn about the installation and maintenance of domestic heating systems and components. You’ll learn how to work under minimal supervision to install and maintain domestic hot and cold water systems, as well as central heating systems.

On the Advanced Level apprenticeship, your skills base will broaden to include working with oil- and gas-fired domestic heating systems and you’ll be able to enter the profession at a higher level. As a domestic heating engineer, you could find yourself working in many different places – from construction sites to residential homes.

Level:

Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary (once qualified):

£17,000–£21,000

Job roles:

Domestic heating engineer

Issuing Authority:

Summit Skills – www.summitskills.org.uk