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“I have felt very welcomed by and everyone I have met has been very supportive. The engineers I’ve been working with are very knowledgeable and know their jobs. They give good advice and I have felt very involved and part of the team. Knowing you’re only a phone call away from a fellow engineer or gas tech for advice is how it should be. Very much a team run company who try and help each other. “

Michael Fisher

The Problem

For the past 20 years, Michael has been working as a commercial pipefitter and plumber. He predominantly worked within the education and healthcare sector, working with newly built schools and hospitals. 

Following Michael’s promotion to site supervisor, he was determined to develop his skills within the industry and access new opportunities for the benefit of the business and his employers. A natural progression from his industry knowledge and experience was training to become Gas Safe Qualified, providing Michael with the expertise to perform his role with confidence.

The Solution

When Michael reached out, he was excited to embark on his journey to becoming Gas Safe Registered. To qualify he needed ACS accreditation and work placement which he completed with Plumbcare. 

Brookhouse provides every student with a 100% guaranteed local work placement out in the industry, with over 77% of placements resulting in future offers of employment. Plumbcare have recently begun working with Brookhouse Gas Training, to provide placements for students training to become gas engineers. These placements require a minimum of 40 days shadowing with experienced heating engineers and gaining experience in a range of tasks required to sit their gas exams and qualify. 

Michael was one of the first students to attend Plumbcare’s placement programme and to no surprise, was recognised by Plumbcare for his talent and work ethic.

I enjoy the variety of work you can do on a day-to-day basis – no two days are the same. I especially enjoy boiler breakdowns: knowing that you repaired a customer’s boiler and solved the problem is very satisfying. My ambition is to become Gas Safe qualified and get familiar with different boiler makes and fault diagnosis procedures. I want to learn as much as I can and be a good gas engineer.

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15:43 07 Jul 24
Stop thinking about doing the course and get it done.I was a hgv driver for over 15 years no experience in plumbing and gas and was threatening to do the course for a while just wish I had done it sooner.Please don't think u can just attend and pass coz u can't. If u put the work in and study u can pass and succeed. There was times on the course I was thinking how am I going to pass this and wish I hadn't of started it. But after the placement and studying it all sinks in trust. My tutor Chris is a top guy helped with anything I don't understand. Placement was very good I got took on straight away after passing my acs. It took me all in 6 months so it can be done. So it's been just over a year now that I've been employed, the company I work for have paid me to do cookes/fires/Lpg all qualified now. Also I have been doing some jobs of my own aswell. Get it done 5 STAR 100%
Michael GreenwoodMichael Greenwood
11:03 26 Jun 24
I left the Royal Marines after 15 years, having only ever known one employment. The gulf between careers seemed massive.Brook house bridged that gap perfectly. The staff all have a genuine investment in your success.The training and facilities are excellent and leave you well prepared for what you will encounter on site.The work placement was brilliant and selected with care to put you in a strong position to complete your portfolio and ACS.Upon completion Brook house provided advice and support to help me find employment…. 3 days later I was employed.I can’t thank the team enough…well worth it !!
Daniel CroftDaniel Croft
18:57 23 May 24
Can't fault this place at all. It was a great place to learn, the tutors were very knowledgeable and patient. It is a fast paced course especially if you have no previous plumbing/gas experience, but if you take their advice to revise and read the books provided it makes it a lot easier to take it all in.My placement was a bit up and down. My placement was cancelled at the last minute but BTC had set me up with another but this could only be for a month. During that month BTC had kept on it and arranged a permanent placement who I am now fully employed with. Cheers Tim. When on placement I needed to get in contact with my tutor for a couple of questions. He was easy to get hold of and was happy to help. Cheers John.All in all I am very happy that I chose Brookhouse and would recommend to anyone.Thank you all at BTC
Ben AndrewBen Andrew
11:41 18 May 24
Best decision I've made with my life.I qualified in around 7 months and got a job with British Gas immediately after passing. The instructors were great, really knew their stuff.Portfolio jobs were marked off by staff usually within a week. Guaranteed placement was good but there were a few issues such as not doing enough gas jobs but it was sorted by brookhouse.£7,000, leaving a job and 6 months unpaid training is a big decision to make. It paid off massively for me. I've now got a career I love, a large payrise and a job I enjoy.A few tips-Study hard, it's a fast paced course.-Have a plan of what you want too do after, I'd recommend employment after. 6 months isn't enough to go self employed I feel.-worth getting accommodation so you can focus on course.