First Steps in the Utility Sector

Gas burner 2When 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.

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, Oil or Refrigeration routes. The following are questions you should be asking the Training Provider:

Will the qualifications at the end of this course help me seek full time employment ?

TeachingAll courses run by Gastec are fully accredited with either UK Certification or City & Guilds. 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.

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.

Are all your training staff qualified ?

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 City & Guilds that Trainers and Assessors hold the relevant qualifications and that process is rigorously vetted every year by a full Certification audit program.

What is the maximum number of delegates on a course ?

Because all our courses are run on a monthly basis, and due to the large size of our classrooms and workshop facilities we restrict the maximum candidates to 20.

Do you provide work placement ?

Teaching_01pAt Gastec do 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 too you, as then it would be very 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"!!

Are You an ELC Enhanced Learning Credit Provider?

YES.At Gastec are also proud to be able to offer Service Leavers the chance to claim their ELC entitlement and use on a majority of Gastec's Courses. Unlike some centres who state they have applied or will be offering it soon!! An Authentic, Registered ELC centre will show the ELC Logo and Registration Number, Very much like our centre, which incidentally has a Registration number of 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, which would be a great shame because it would make the course even cheaper for you.

Have you any candidates who I could talk to or see any testimonials?

Yes, Of course we have, 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 would prefer to visit the centre prior to booking onto a course this is something we do actively encourage, you can then compare the truly great facilities we at Gastec can offer, compared to some dubious facilities that other centres strive to aspire to.

If there is any further information or advice you require please do not hesitate, simply phone our Head Office where our friendly staff would be more than happy to discuss you requirements:

01908 587665

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