How to become a thermal insulation engineer
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- applying directly
You can do a college course to get some of the skills needed in this job. Courses include:
- Level 2 Diploma in Access to Building Services Engineering
- Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
- Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
You may need:
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
You can do a thermal insulation operative and technician intermediate or advanced apprenticeship.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
You could start work as a labourer with a construction or heating engineering company, and do training on the job to become an insulation engineer.
You can get into this work if you've got experience and qualifications in pipe fitting, heating and ventilation, refrigeration or air conditioning.
- you'll need a Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA) skill card to train and work on commercial and industrial sites
You can find out more about careers in thermal insulation from the Building and Engineering Services Association and ECITB Careers.