Choosing a career is an invariably daunting prospect and evaluating the pros and cons of your possibilities can sometimes be a difficult task. Whether you’re looking for something for the first time or wishing to retrain, the decision is always tough as you know it will affect your life in a long-term capacity.
Exploring the avenue of gas engineering would be a wise choice and with a current shortage of ‘Gas Safe’ installers in the UK today, such skills are always in demand both commercially and domestically. But, if you’re still on the fence, below are some excellent reasons why you should pursue a career in the gas industry.
As in most careers, engineer salaries can vary depending on your skill level, location and the specific role you inhabit. The Everyman gas fitter could earn up to £30,000 a year, whereas very talented and successful gas engineers can earn up to £50,000 a year. Of course, if you run your own business – a serious prospect for many in the gas trade – these figures could significantly increase.
It’s A Career, Not Just A Job
Choosing a career in the gas fitting industry opens you up to a whole range of diverse prospects. It’s also a secure profession and with legal regulations requiring people to hire ‘Gas Safe’ registered engineers to fix and service their boilers, your skills will always be in demand. Whether you wish to be self-employed or are looking to become part of a larger business,. Whichever avenue you decide to take, you’ll be in for a long and challenging career. Which brings me on to my next point…
The diverse nature of being a gas engineer also means that it’s a challenging job, both mentally and physically. Being successful requires mental agility and the ability to solve problems and you will have to apply your expertise to a number of different scenarios and projects. One day you may be working in a home on a small boiler and another you could be servicing an industrial heating system in a commercial environment. Of course, this depends upon your experience, but with the right training and effort, that is where the road can lead.
As mentioned in the previous point, gas fitters can be involved in a diverse range of projects, from simple domestic jobs to huge commercial projects. Not only will the nature of your job vary, but so will your location and you won’t be one of those people who sit in the same chair in the same office day in, day out.
Sound good? Well now you’re on board, the next step is getting in touch with us here at Options by calling 0800 802 1306 or filling in the enquiry form on the right. We offer a number of Gas Safe courses which will give you the best possible start to an undoubtedly successful career.