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Why Choose a Career in Gas?

Are you wondering how to become successful in a new career in gas? This article will help you discover whether a career in gas is the right choice for you.

Over the past year, people have been hit hard with pandemic restrictions. Furlough and unemployment forced people to change their career goals and adapt to a new world. 

We realised what was truly important and trade roles were amongst the jobs listed as essential, including gas engineers and plumbing. 

Demand for trade experts is ever growing with 85% of UK homes are heated by natural gas, and 46% of all UK energy use is attributable to heating residential dwellings (Department of Energy and Climate Change, 2013), meaning you won’t ever be out of work if you go down the trade career path.

Am I the right fit for the job?

If you find yourself relating to any of these points below, a change in career may be the right next step for you:

  • Don’t feel like you’re suited to the 9-5 office routine
  • Desire a physical job where you’re kept active
  • Want a career you can implement into your day-to-day life
  • Do you enjoy fixing things
  • Do you enjoy being busy

Although it has been in the past the norm to start a trade career at a young age, we are seeing an ever-increasing number of people looking to change their career later in life. 

You can come from any industry, be of any age or gender and start a successful career in the gas engineering industry. Brookhouse can help you put your foot in the door to this promising industry.

What does a career in gas look like?

Once you have successfully completed the training courses and completed your work placement, the world is your oyster. If you choose to become self-employed you can set up your own business and work flexible hours to suit family life. 

Day to day tasks may include:

  • Installing gas appliances and systems 
  • Planned maintenance checks on equipment, systems and appliances 
  • Testing controls and safety devices 
  • Repairing and replacing faulty parts 
  • Ordering new parts where necessary 
  • Finding and repairing gas leaks

There is a shortage of gas engineers so finding work will be relatively easy with the right guidance from the network of people in the trade industry. You will find that people in this industry are always willing to help you grow and are interested in supporting each other.

Click here, to find out about other people’s experiences of starting their new career with the help of Brookhouse.

How do I start my career in Gas Engineering?

A successful career in Gas Engineering and Plumbing starts with gaining certifications and experience. 

Here at Brookhouse, we make it easy for you to transition into your new career. Brookhouse is accredited as the only independent training provider in the UK to offer a quality assured Managed Learning Programme (MLP) in Domestic Gas training. 

We have many industry partners, awarding bodies and affiliations such as: BPEC, Gas Safe, and GILG. We are also the only UK Training Centre to guarantee a work placement. 

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