Gas service technicians install, service and repair gas appliances and heating systems.
There will be
1% more Gas service technician jobs in 2023.
In your local area
Your day-to-day duties might include:
You’ll also give customers quotes for jobs, sell additional company services and deal with complaints.
To fully qualify as a gas service technician you’ll need:
To get Gas Safe registration, you’ll need a qualification that covers the safety requirements for the type of appliances you want to work on, for example boilers. If your qualification doesn’t cover all the safety requirements, then you could get your skills and knowledge assessed through the Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS).
Starter salary: £12,000 to £18,000 (apprentice)
Experienced salary: £24,500 to £31,000 (qualified)
You may also be paid bonuses, shift allowances and overtime on top of your basic salary.
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and you may have to work on a rota if your employer offers 24-hour emergency cover.
You’ll work in customers’ homes or premises.
You’ll usually need a driving licence but your employer will supply a van and equipment.
The job can be physically demanding and may involve working in small, cramped spaces or at height.
With experience, you could move into gas engineering, or supervisory and management roles.
You could also set up your own gas fitting business, but you’d need considerable experience to do this.
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