How to become a gas mains layer
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could get into this job through an intermediate apprenticeship as a gas industry network operative.
This will usually take 2 years to complete. You'll do on-the-job training and spend time with a college or training provider.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You could apply directly to work as a trainee gas mains layer. Most employers will expect you to have 3 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English, maths and science or engineering.
Experience and qualifications in construction, roadworks, building services engineering or plumbing can be helpful.
You could also move into mains laying from working with another utility, like water.
You can find out more about careers in the gas industry from Energy & Utilities Jobs.