Become A Gasfitter
Curious about what gasfitters do?
A career in the gasfitting industry is a great move. This page looks at the what sorts of jobs you’ll be doing, where your career could go, and what kinds of skills will help you in the trade.
Why become a gasfitter?
Start your career with no student loan
Earn a wage from day one, and finish your apprenticeship without a massive loan hanging over your head!
Work that suits your lifestyle
Work outdoors instead of being stuck in the same office all day. As your career grows, you’ll have more freedom and flexibility in your schedule to fit in more time for the things that matter, such as family, hobbies, and interests.
A variety of experiences
No two days are the same! You’ll get the chance to work on a wide range of jobs throughout your career.
What do gasfitters do?
Gasfitting is a versatile trade that can take you all over the world. They work with anything to do with gas, which could be:
- Installing boiler systems in industrial buildings
- Installing gas stoves and heating appliances in residential homes
- Installing gas systems on food trucks, caravans, or boats
- Installing gas cooking appliances in cafes and restaurants
- Installing pipework in homes and businesses.
Where can I go?
Once you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll be able to apply for the licences you need to get started.
Many plumbers, gasfitters, and drainlayers get some experience under their belt, then start looking at taking on project management or supervising teams.
After a few years, many people get their certifying licence and go on to start their own business, increasing both their freedom and income. They also pay it forward by taking on apprentices of their own.
Others move into roles in the wider industry, such as consulting or teaching. Your plumbing, gasfitting, or drainlaying qualification is also recognised in other countries, so you can take your trade around the world.
Is it for me?
There are some basic skills which will help you go far in your career as an electrician. You should be:
Responsible and well-organised
Happy working outdoors in any weather
Physically fit (the work involves climbing and lifting)
Able to present yourself professionally (you’ll be representing your employer and interacting with clients and other people, like members of the public).
Good at communicating with others
Flexible with working hours, as evening, weekend and on call is sometimes required
Comfortable working in places that may be dirty or confined
Want to get started?
Find out more about how your apprenticeship is structured, how long it will take, and how much it will cost