Options Skills is currently recruiting work based mentors across the United Kingdom.

We’re looking for practising Electricians & Gas Engineers who would be willing to help new entrants to the industry gain valuable work experience.

Become A Gas Mentor

Become A Electrical Mentor

Options Skills is a leading UK Gas Training Centre. We help new and existing gas engineers’ gain and re-new ACS Gas Qualifications.

We are currently recruiting practising gas engineers that hold current Gas Safe Registration to act as work based mentors across the United Kingdom. In your role as a mentor you will be asked to supervise and assist gas trainees to help them build their on-site portfolio and gain valuable work experience.

Unlike traditional apprenticeship schemes the trainees are typically more mature adults (not school leavers). They will have funded their own training proving they are serious. They will have already completed centre based foundation gas training and will now be ready to start the next phase of their training under your supervision. Here’s the best part – you will not be expected to pay them, they will volunteer their time free of charge whilst they gain their experience with you!

We’re looking for practising Electricians who would be willing to help new entrants to the industry gain valuable work experience.

This is not a traditional apprenticeship scheme. The students we place with you will tend to be improvers and mature adults (not school leavers) who will have funded their own training. They will have already attended centre based training and gained 17th Edition and DEI qualifications. Many will be looking to gain further qualifications such a Testing and Inspection and ultimately NVQ Level 3. You will not be expected to pay them, they will volunteer their time free of charge whilst they gain their experience with you!

How To Become a Mentor with Options Skills

Typically, if you can offer a student a minimum of 1 days’ work experience a week over a period of 12-weeks or so it will be sufficient to help them gain confidence in the work place. All types of jobs are suitable from domestic to commercial, from maintenance and repairs to installations. Jobs can be arranged at times and venues to suit you.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

The student that you take on, will pay £500 directly to you. If the mentorship goes well, we’d be happy to provide you with more students to take on in the future. So you’d earn £500 for each trainee you take on.
Our students are professional and eager to learn. All of them pay for our courses out of their own pocket and are serious about becoming electricians and/or gas engineers. To complete their course, they need on the job experience. So every trainee we send you will be dedicated and focused. Our previous mentor’s have all had brilliant experiences with their trainees.
For taking on a trainee you’ll get additional benefits as well as the £500 you’ll be paid. If you need to gain certain qualifications such as Testing and Inspection or DEI (Part P) you will only pay for certification. We’ll do everything else for free. Or for Gas Engineers we'll do your ACS renewal for free and if you require other useful qualifications such as Part L or Water Regs you’ll just pay for the certification fee.

JOIN OUR TEAM OF MENTORS NOW

If you would like to join our growing team of mentors please contact Adam Graham, student liason and placement manager on 0808 301 496 or email me at [email protected] Alternatively, if it’s not for you, you may be able to recommend us to someone you may know that’s looking for an extra pair of hands.