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Frequently Asked Questions

When considering a new career the first step should be an assessment of your training needs. Will an employer offer it on the job or do you need to plan your own training first. If you are considering a career in the utilities industry then there are a wide range of training courses and training providers available to you.

A New Career?

Are you thinking about a new career, considering self-employment or perhaps you are leaving the armed forces and considering your next step ? There are some exciting career opportunities in the utilities sector. With so many choices available to you in the gas, oil, water, refrigeration and electrical sectors there’s never been a better time to take that step.

Before you decide which training provider to go with take time to check out if they are really going to provide you with the full requirements and qualifications you will need for the chosen area of work you will follow, be it the gas, electrical or oil routes. 

Your Training Needs

Gastec has wide experience and understanding of the training needs of people transferring to this dynamic but demanding employment sector. When considering a new career the first step should be an assessment of your training needs. Will an employer offer it on the job or do you need to plan your own training first? If you are considering a career in the gas industry then there are a wide range of training courses and training providers available to you.

Your Training Guide

The Gastec New Entrant Guide provides a great introduction to the training requirements of the utility sector and the range of training options available. It includes information on the regulatory and training framework you need to understand to work either as an employee or to start your own business.

If you would like a copy just fill in the information below and we will email you a copy. If you would prefer a printed copy or have further questions please call the team at Gastec.

QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD BE ASKING

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Q. Will these qualifications help me get full time employment?

All courses run by Gastec are fully accredited with either UK Certification or EAL. This means they all carry the prestigious certification bodies full support and unequivocal guarantee that the delivery and certification of courses are meet and are presented to very rigorous and high standard which is recognised by major companies nationwide.

Q. Will these qualifications help me get full time employment?

All courses run by Gastec are fully accredited with either UK Certification or EAL. This means they all carry the prestigious certification bodies full support and unequivocal guarantee that the delivery and certification of courses are meet and are presented to very rigorous and high standard which is recognised by major companies nationwide.

Q. Do you work with outside training organisations?

No. All courses run by Gastec are carried out with Gastec’s own fully qualified training staff. We do not use outside organisations for the delivery of any New Entrant Course.

All Gastec Staff are fully qualified and totally proficient in all the areas they train or assess, It is a requirement by UK Certification And EAL that trainers and assessors hold the relevant qualifications and that process is rigorously vetted every year by a full certification audit program.

Q. What is the maximum number of delegates on a course?

Due to the large size of the centre, we run courses on a monthly basis and always restrict the class numbers to ensure there is ample space for each budding learner

Q. Do you provide work placement?

At Gastec we offer work placement for New Entrants where required but you must hold a full UK driving licence. Working in close partnership with several major companies we are able to offer work placement.

However if you are in a position to seek and provide your own that may be more beneficial to you as then it would be local to your area.

We do actually state that we offer work placement in writing both on this site and on all our information packs. Can others be so brave and honest about their ability to offer the same service ?

Q. Are You an ELC Enhanced Learning Credit Provider?

At Gastec are also proud to be able to offer service leavers the chance to claim their ELC entitlement and use it on a majority of Gastec’s courses. Unlike some centres who state they have applied or will be offering it soon.

Check any potential training organisations for an authentic, registered ELC logo and registration number. Gastec’s Registration number is 1619 and can be checked with ELCAS at any time.

If a centre does not show it then it is not an ELC provider and subsequently the course they may offer will be at full cost to yourself and your ELC allowance can not be used. 

If you would like to speak to candidates who have been trained or assessed by Gastec staff simply call us and we can arrange for you to talk to in excess of over 700 satisfied clients from our New Entrant Courses alone or read our numerous glowing testimonials.

If you are able to visit the Gastec prior to booking onto a course this is something we actively encourage. You can then compare the facilities at Gastec and with our competitors. 

New Entry Guide

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We want to provide you with a totally honest appraisal so you understand what getting qualified as a gas Operative is all about. If we can help you appreciate the commitment you will require we think you will be better prepared to successfully complete your training.

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