Heating and Ventilation Engineer

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A heating and ventilation engineer installs, repairs and maintains systems such as central heating, ventilation, air conditioning and gas. They work in commercial or industrial premises such as schools, sports stadiums, hospitals or factories, fitting large scale boilers and pipe and duct work.

The Work

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

Starting pay for an apprentice is often based around the National Minimum Wage. 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).

The starting pay for a qualified engineer can be in the range of £20,000 to £22,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £35,000 a year or more.


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Getting In

There are jobs in specialist heating and ventilating firms, local councils and health trusts.

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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board (ACRIB)

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

Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC)
Tel: 0131 556 8866

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