Get ready in the summer for your winter job

It may not seem like a necessity now that you are enjoying the sun, but you know that “Winter is Coming”, just like in Game of Thrones. When the cold season arrives, people suddenly remember that the heater is not working and gas engineers’ phone won’t stop ringing. That’s why we are warning you in advance: Join our Energy Training now and be ready for numerous job opportunities.

And it’s not just winter. Whether it’s a gas fire or cooker in a home, a heating system in a large office building or even the gas systems for an industrial estate, it all comes under the remit of a Gas Engineer.

What do they do?

Gas Engineers install, service, maintain and repair gas appliances. Typical duties for a Gas Engineer may include:

  • Installing or repairing appliances to deliver gas
  • Maintaining or replacing faulty systems
  • Cutting, bending and joining pipes and fittings
  • Providing cost estimates to customers, and talking through additional cover and insurance options
  • Carrying out tests, checking for gas leaks and ensuring all repairs/installations are up to code
  • Ensuring all safety requirements are met accordingly.

Is it right for me?

Let’s see. First and foremost, you need to be a practical person. It is a skilled trade and you will need technical skills and a strong attention to detail.

This is a very physical profession, so you should also be prepared for a large amount of manual work.

If you are skilled with your hands, if you can concentrate for long periods of time, if you have communication skills to deal with customers and you enjoy to work individually, this is a great career for you.

Tell me the facts

Gas engineers earn a competitive salary that depends on the experience level. A starter could make around £18,000 while a highly experienced one could make around £38,000. You may also be paid bonuses, shift allowances and overtime on top of your basic salary. You’ll usually work 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday in customers’ homes or premises. You may have to work on a rota if your employer offers 24-hour emergency cover.

But first things first. To start a career in this ever-needed area, you need to get qualified. To become a Gas Engineer you need an NVQ level 3 in Gas Installation and be Gas Safe registered.

F2L Energy Training takes place at the Barnet and Southgate College. In our courses, you’ll develop the vital skills and get the qualifications you need to prepare you for a future within the Gas and Energy sector, ensuring you are ready for the world of work and fully qualified along the way.

Contact Mike at info@f2lenergy.co.uk for further information.

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