Gas engineering operative apprenticeship

Install and maintain gas appliances in a domestic or non-domestic setting

During the gas engineering operative apprenticeship, you’ll learn to safely install, commission, decommission and service and repair gas appliances, such as central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, ducted air heaters, cookers, space heaters, meters, alternative fuel, and boosters. Your role will be to explain how installations and appliances work, with a focus on energy efficiency advice and excellent customer service. You’ll operate strictly within the requirements of health and safety legislation, and you’ll need to register on the Gas Safe Register for each appliance in which you’re competent to undertake work on. Roles in gas engineering are physical in nature, so you’ll need to be prepared to lift and move equipment, and work at heights and in confined spaces. There is potential for you to run your own business as a self-employed engineer, or work for one of the many firms in this sector.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Engineering and science

Entry requirements for the gas engineering operative apprenticeship: Three GCSEs, including English, maths and a science, or equivalent qualifications, or relevant or appropriate experience, as well as a Disclosure and Barring Service check

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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