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September 27, 2023 ---- Gastec Training

Am I too old to become a plumber?

Making a career change can be a challenging and daunting experience, but it can also be one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make. Imagine waking up each day, eager to start work and passionate about what you do. Imagine having a career that aligns with your values, provides you with a sense of fulfilment and supports your personal and financial goals. The beauty of a career change is that you have the opportunity to create a new path for yourself and to build the life you’ve always wanted. So why not take the leap and start pursuing your gas career today? With determination, hard work, and a positive attitude, you can make your career in the gas industry a reality and achieve success in your new field.

The process of learning the skills and developing your career is an investment of money, time, and trouble. Will that investment pay off over the course of your career?

So, you have to ask yourself, “Will the length of time left between now and your retirement likely be enough to make the process of switching careers worthwhile?”

Age is just a number, and it is never too late to pursue a new career or education path if you have the drive and determination to do so. However, becoming a gas engineer typically requires a certain level of education and training, and you need to meet certain prerequisites before becoming a Gas safe registered engineer.

Is 50 too old to become a plumber/gas installer?

Gastec offers the perfect opportunity for anyone thinking of a new career in the plumbing and heating industries with no prior experience. Gastec training centres MLP (managed learning programme) is the perfect place to start your career path. We have seen many engineers over 50 years of age jump ship into the gas industry with our new entrant gas courses. Changing careers can be daunting, but take our word, the rewards are there for those who put in the effort.

By the age of 50, many people have gained a wealth of life experience and have developed a deep understanding of what they are passionate about and what they value most in their careers. This can help them make a more informed decision about career paths. Many employers recognise that older workers bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table, so even if you don’t intend on working for yourself you will land on your feet.

Want to be your own boss?

We have seen this success story time and time again. While being your own boss can be challenging and requires hard work and dedication, it can also be a rewarding and fulfilling experience that allows you to achieve your goals and build the life you want. The gas industry is full of self-employed successful gas engineers who would not have it any other way.

When you are your own boss, you have the freedom to set your own schedule and work in a way that fits your lifestyle. You can choose when to work and how much work to take on, which can provide you with a better work-life balance. As a business owner, you have the potential to earn more money than you would as an employee. By setting your own prices and controlling your costs, you can increase your profitability and build a successful business.

Is a career in gas right for my age?

Overall, changing careers at 50 can be a great decision for many people, and there are many resources available to help with a successful transition into the gas industry. It’s never too late to pursue a career that you are passionate about and that aligns with your goals and values. The team at Gastec have been training new starts in the gas industry for over 27 years, we understand what drives people forward.

How to Become a Gas-Safe registered engineer

Your Journey to Gas Safe Registration

  • Step one: Prior online home training and practice, learning at your own pace 4 weeks in our state-of-the-art gas training centre
  • Step two: Gas portfolio building and work experience with a Gas Safe registered engineer Portfolio placement guaranteed with us or a Gas Safe registered engineer arranged by yourself
  • Step three: In-house refresher training and gas ACS (Accredited Certification Scheme) assessment. Leaving you ready to register with Gas Safe and start your career in the gas industry

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