Gas engineering operative

Gas engineering operative

“A gas engineering operative installs and maintains gas appliances in a domestic or non-domestic setting, advising customers on how appliances work and how to use energy more efficiently”

As an apprentice gas engineering operative, you’ll learn to safely install, commission, decommission and service and repair gas appliances, such as central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, ducted air heaters, cookers, space heaters, meters, alternative fuel, and boosters. As an apprentice, your role will be to explain how installations and appliances work, with a focus on energy efficiency advice and ensuring customer service excellence. You’ll operate strictly within the requirements of health and safety legislation, and you’ll need to register on the Gas Safe Register for each appliance in which you’re competent to undertake work on. Roles in gas engineering are physical in nature, so you’ll need to be prepared to lift and move equipment, and work at heights and in confined spaces. There is potential for you to run your own business as a self-employed engineer, or work for one of the many firms in this area.

Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: English, maths and science

Entry requirements: Three GCSEs, including English, maths and a science, or equivalent qualifications, or relevant or appropriate experience, as well as a Disclosure and Barring Service check

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk