Gas Service Engineer

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Gas service engineers maintain and repair gas appliances, such as fires, cookers and central heating systems, and the related pipes, meters and power supplies in homes and businesses.

The Work

You could be:

Depending on the company you work for, you may also carry out some of the duties of a Heating Engineer.


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

A Modern Apprentice may start on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £4.81 an hour (1 April 2022).   Some employers may pay their apprentices more.

The salaries for qualified gas service engineers are normally in the range of £20,000 to £40,000 a year. You can earn extra through bonuses for overtime, shift work and for selling products and services to customers. A uniform and van may be provided.


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Getting In

Many gas service engineers work for large companies such as Scottish Gas (British Gas). Others are employed by private gas fitting firms or by the manufacturers of gas appliances. Employment prospects are good.

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Gas Jobs
Twitter: @britishgasjobs

The above website contains detailed information on careers within Scottish Gas/British Gas. The preferred method of application for posts is through the website.

Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)
Tel: 0131 445 5900

Energy and Utility Skills
Tel: 0121 745 1310
Website (2):
Twitter: @EUSkills

Energy and Utility Skills is the Sector Skills Council for the electricity, gas, waste management and water sectors. Their website Talent Source Network provides information on careers in the energy and utilities sector.

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