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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.

Pay

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 £3.70 an hour (April 2018). 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.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
13604
2.2 %
RISE
2023
13905
  United Kingdom
2018
103653
0.2 %
RISE
2023
103860

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Gas Jobs
Website: http://www.centrica.com/careers
Twitter: @britishgasjobs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/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: 020 7313 4900
E-mail: contact@thebesa.com
Website: http://www.thebesa.com

Energy and Utility Skills
Tel: 0845 077 9922
Website: http://www.euskills.co.uk/
Twitter: @EUSkills

Energy and Utility Skills is the Sector Skills Council for the electricity, gas, waste management and water sectors. Their website has a section aimed at 14 to 19 year olds on careers in these sectors.

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