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From new builds to complex, multiple sites, gas service installers work on a variety of projects, installing gas services.


Average salaries are in the region of £20,000.00 to £30,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer

Career Profile

From new builds to complex, multiple sites, gas service installers work on a variety of projects, installing gas services.

What they do

Working on the provision of gas network infrastructure, gas service installers form part of specialist teams and management, providing a full range of services on low, intermediate and medium pressure distribution and high-pressure transmission networks.

From above ground installations to emergency services, gas service installers deploy the latest technologies and innovations to deliver a safe gas supply and protect the end user.

Gas service installers follow strict safety procedures at all times and work must meet the standards laid down by the Health and Safety Executive.

Typical tasks include:

  • Installing new service connections to a range of clients
  • Altering the position of existing gas pipes to enable redevelopment work
  • Commissioning and de-commissioning gas systems
  • Working with technical diagrams and plans

Hours & Salary:

In a full-time position, gas service installers usually work between 35 and 40 hours per week. Shift work and emergency call-out cover is common and overtime may be necessary to meet deadlines

  • Newly trained gas service installers can earn in the region of £15,000
  • Trained with experience, they can earn in the region of £25,000 to £30,000
  • Senior gas service installers can earn in the region of £30,000 and above

Salaries depend on location, employer, level of responsibility, any overtime done and shift allowances. 


 

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Qualifications & Training

A common way into this career is through an apprenticeship, which provides paid employment while skills are being learned.

 

To be accepted on an apprenticeship scheme, it is generally recommended to achieve GCSE English and maths at grade C or above or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals.

 

 Energy and Utility Skills (EUSkills) offer accredited qualification programmes that ensure the workforce in the energy and utility sector are competent, safe and confident. Energy and Utility Skills Registration (EUSR) shows that you are competent to carry out work safely on gas installations above and below ground.

 

An NVQ or SVQ proves that you have the skills and experience you need to install and maintain gas systems safely. Accredited Certification Scheme aligned and recognised by the Gas Safe Register and other gas industry bodies, these qualifications open doors to a range of excellent job opportunities with gas utilities companies. 

 

Looking for a vacancy?

Here are some construction vacancy websites you may find useful: 

British Gas
Indeed

The number of job vacancies related to your preferred job role may vary daily, as these are external websites. Check regularly to see new opportunities as they are posted

Career trends and forecasts

161,110 additional staff needed

The UK construction industry will need an additional 161,110 plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning roles (which includes gas installers) to meet demand every year from 2017 - 2021, according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI). The majority of this demand will be in the East of England.

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