Engineers of all trades must undertake extensive training before they are allowed to work individually. There are many forms of training that engineers can do to be become specialists in their trade.
Apprenticeships are a great way to learn new skills while still earning an income. Apprenticeships are normally done through a college; however, it doesn’t matter how old you are. At T&S Heating we have apprentices of all ages and working towards all different trade qualifications.
Certain trades require specific qualifications to be able to work on equipment safely, such as gas engineers and electricians.
Gas engineers must sit their ACS gas qualification before they are allowed to work with domestic gas appliances. The initial assessment takes approximately 5 days to complete however weeks sometimes years of training before they sit their exam takes place. Once a gas engineer has passed their ACS gas qualification, they are required to re-sit the exam every 5 years. This is to ensure they are up to date with any new laws and legislations.
After a gas engineer receives their gas qualifications, they are required to sign up with gas safe before they work on appliances. At this point, engineers are provided with a gas safe card. You can always ask to see an engineer’s gas safe card if you feel it is necessary.
To become an electrician, an industry recognised level 3 qualification is needed, for example, a level 3 diploma in electrotechnical services. Most aspiring electricians take the apprenticeship route which takes between two to four years to become fully qualified.
All our engineers at T&S Heating have been trained or are in training to become specialists in their trades. If you ever have any questions please call our office now on 0115 9202115 or you can even ask one of our engineers, they’re all happy to talk about their training and qualifications.