Gas mains layers install and maintain the pipelines that supply homes and businesses with gas.
There will be
1% more Gas mains layer jobs in 2023.
In your local area
Your day-to-day duties may include:
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
Most employers will expect you to have 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English, maths and science or engineering.
Previous experience or qualifications in construction, roadworks, building services engineering, plumbing, or with another utility like water, will help.
Starter salary: £25,000
Experienced salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Overtime and shift allowances could greatly increase your salary.
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work around 37 hours a week. Overtime is common. You’ll usually work a rota with a mixture of day shifts and some unsocial hours, as work is often carried out at night or at the weekend.
You’ll mainly work outdoors, in all weather conditions. You’ll be provided with protective clothing like safety boots and high-visibility vests. The work can be physically demanding.
Your employer will supply a van and equipment, so a driving licence could be useful.
With experience, you could progress to team leader and possibly into management.
With further study you could move into field or project engineering.
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