Why Commerical Gas Engineer Is A Great Career Prospect
The start of the year is a significant time for young people as decisions regarding further education, apprenticeships and career paths are chosen. For many, this can be a stressful time and it may seem overwhelming trying to navigate the endless choices and potential options. If you are in your last year of GCSEs or A-Levels and are considering your route into a trade of employment then you should ask yourself what kind of working environment best suits you. You should also ask yourself what your strong points are. If you enjoy the satisfaction of being physical day-to-day while also exercising precision and working with complex machinery then the role of a commercial gas engineer could be for you!
What Does A Commercial Gas Engineer Do?
Commercial gas engineers are responsible for carrying out repairs, servicing and testing on all types of gas appliances in extra-domestic settings. You may find yourself working in a variety of locations from factories, buildings, cafes, restaurants, shops, plants and many more.
The day to day routine for a commercial gas engineer is far from linear and your flair for problem-solving and delivering solutions will be tested over a variety of situations and circumstances on a day-to-day basis. You will also be working with a variety of different people whether this be colleagues or clients so naturally, you’ll be a people person and love communicating
The consequences of your work will have a huge impact on the safety of many people which is why attention to detail and a methodical style of working is of utmost importance. If you thrive on fresh challenges and a dynamic working environment then this is definitely the career for you.
What Does A Commercial Engineer Get Paid?
A newly qualified gas engineer can start at around £29,000 – £32,000 per year rising to around £48,000 with five years experience. These figures may change depending on the geographical location but above all, qualified gas engineers are hugely in demand which means that there will never be a shortage of work.
Aside from a great salary and stimulating work environment, the career progression opportunities available for a qualified commercial gas engineer are equally as rewarding. Experienced gas engineers can go on to specialise in a number of related areas whether this is large scale industrial projects or smaller commercial works. The important thing to remember is that gas is not going away any time soon and it is the backbone of many if not all our industrial processes, methods of heating and cooking formats. Being a gas engineer is truly a career for life.
Training To Become A Commercial Gas Engineer
To become a gas engineer, qualifications are essential and the first step to take is earning a professionally recognised ACA gas accreditation. The NVQ level 3 gas qualification is a good starting point and will give you the necessary technical skills to carry out the role. After passing your assessment you will also need to become Gas Safe registered to legally carry out commercial work. You will need to have the necessary commercial credentials that correspond to the particular work you want to undertake in your career eg. CGFE1 if you want to work on commercial gas fuelled engines or ICPN1 for installation and fixing of commercial pipework.
At Enertech FM we are constantly strengthening our talent pool of professional commercial gas engineers. With some of the largest contracts in the north of England, our gas engineers receive industry leading development so that they are equipped to carry out a diverse set of duties including boiler installations, boiler repairs and boiler servicing.
For more information visit www.enertechfm.co.uk