The “Gas Safe Decade Review” has highlighted the ageing workforce in this industry, with half of gas engineers reaching retirement age in the next 10 years. This huge gap forecasted in the workforce will not be met by apprenticeships alone, and the apprenticeship route is not suitable for everyone. Clearly, gas central heating systems are not going to be replaced by a viable alternative any time soon, meaning that a career as a gas engineer looks like being “a job for life”. There are few industries that can claim this in the current climate.
This route is the shortest possible approved route to gas qualification. The course is approved under the new Standards of Training in Gas Work (IGE/IP1) which has laid down nationally specific criteria for gas training.