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Gas service technician

Alternative titles for this job include Gas installation engineer, gas maintenance engineer

Gas service technicians install, service and repair gas appliances and heating systems.

Average salary (a year)

£12,000 Starter


£38,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

41 to 43 a week

You could work

evenings / weekends / bank holidays on a rota

How to become a gas service technician

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • assessment of experience by a professional body


You could start with a college course like Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating. This would teach you some of the skills needed for the job and could help when you apply for a trainee position with a company.

To fully qualify as a gas service technician, you'll need a recognised gas industry qualification like:

  • Level 3 Domestic Natural Gas Installation
  • Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation Installation and Maintenance

You would usually need to be working to complete the level 3 qualification.

You should choose a course that includes work placements, or try to find a job with a gas servicing firm soon after starting your course.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course

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You can train as a gas service technician by doing an advanced apprenticeship in gas engineering.

This will usually take 18 months to complete. You'll do on-the-job training and spend time at a college or training provider.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship

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Other Routes

You may be able to have your experience and skills assessed through the Accredited Certification Scheme to get a recognised competency certificate.

This assessment is aimed at experienced engineers who work in related industries, like plumbing or heating and ventilation.

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Further information

You can get more advice about careers in the gas industry from Talent Source Network.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • analytical thinking skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • persistence and determination
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Restrictions and Requirements

You'll need to:

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your day-to-day duties might include:

  • installing appliances and systems
  • carrying out planned maintenance checks on systems and equipment
  • testing controls and safety devices to make sure they’re working properly
  • finding and repairing gas leaks using computerised fault-finding equipment
  • replacing or repairing faulty or old parts
  • ordering new parts
  • keeping records of work you’ve carried out
  • giving customers advice about gas safety and energy efficiency

Working environment

You could work at a client's business or at a client's home.

Your working environment may be physically demanding, at height and cramped.

Career path and progression

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.

Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

We can't find any apprenticeship vacancies in England for a gas service technician right now.

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Courses In England

NVQ Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating Level 3

  • Provider: RNN GROUP
  • Start date: 06 September 2021
  • Location: Rotherham

L2 Apprenticeship Carpentry and Joinery - Standard Apprenticeship (NVQ Carpentry and Joinery Level 3)

  • Start date: 01 August 2021
  • Location: BLACKBURN

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