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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

You could be:

Pay

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. The apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £6.40 an hour (1 April 2024).

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.

Conditions

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Getting In

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

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
14194
3 %
RISE
2029
14617
  United Kingdom
2024
127843
4.7 %
RISE
2029
133838

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board (ACRIB)
Website: http://www.acrib.org.uk

Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)
Website: http://www.thebesa.com

Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC)
Tel: 0131 556 8866
E-mail: registrar@sbatc.co.uk
Website: http://www.sbatc.co.uk

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