Gas Heating Engineer

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Gas heating engineers install and upgrade central heating and hot water systems in homes and small business premises.

The Work

You could be:

Depending on the company you work for, you may also carry out the duties of a Gas Service 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.

Salaries for experienced gas heating engineers can be between £23,000 and £38,000 a year before overtime. Some companies also provide a car or a van and benefits such as a pension.


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.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland


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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On


Courtesy of British Gas


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.

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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