Leaving the Armed Forces ?

If you are leaving the armed forces and thinking about your career options then why not consider a career in the utilities sector ?

You have a choice of career options available to you in the gas and electrical sectors 

Leaving the Armed Forces ?

If you are leaving the armed forces and thinking about your career options then why not consider a career in the utilities sector ?

You have a choice of career options available to you in the gas and electrical sectors 

Career Choices

The utilities sectors offers a range of choices in terms of specialities and qualifications. Some prefer to develop a wider range of expertise in multiple sectors, others specialise in one sector.  Some prefer the world of paid employment others are keen to strike out and be their own boss. The choice is yours !

New Entrant Courses

Gastec offers courses for new entrants to the utilities sector and an understanding of the specific training needs of people transferring to the utilty sector

Fully Accredited Training

All courses run by Gastec are fully accredited. This means they all carry  prestigious certification bodies full support.

Employment Prospects

Training for a career in the utilities sector offers a wide range of career choices for the new entrant at a time when there is a shortage of experienced operatives.

Utilities Specialists

Gastec Training and Assessment Centres is a leading supplier of training and assessment services to new entrants to the utilties sector

Get In Touch

If you have left the armed forces or are about to leave – contact Gastec for an informal chat about the specific options that are available to you. Our team are looking forward to talking to you.

 

New Entrant Hotline
+44 (0) 1908 587665

Enhanced Learning Credits

At Gastec are proud to be able to offer Service Leavers the chance to claim their ELC entitlement and use on a majority of Gastec’s Courses.

Utilities Specialists

Gastec Training and Assessment Centres is a leading supplier of training and assessment services to new entrants to the utilties sector

Enhanced Learning Credits

At Gastec are proud to be able to offer Service Leavers the chance to claim their ELC entitlement and use on a majority of Gastec’s Courses.

Our Most Popular Courses

We offer a range of courses which are ideally suited to new entrants to the utilities sector which can form part of a comprehensive New Entrant Program

Diploma in Gas Utilisation

This qualification covers the knowledge and the skills relevant to both installation and maintenance engineers working on gas appliances in domestic and small commercial premises.

New Entrant Electrical Certification

This is a 15 Day Introduction course which is designed for someone inexperienced in electrics who wishes to either change career paths or upgrade current trade discipline,

Diploma in Gas Utilisation

This qualification covers the knowledge and the skills relevant to both installation and maintenance engineers working on gas appliances in domestic and small commercial premises.

New Entrant Electrical Certification

This is a 15 Day Introduction course which is designed for someone inexperienced in electrics who wishes to either change career paths or upgrade current trade discipline,

Get In Touch

If you have left the armed forces or are about to leave – contact Gastec for an informal chat about the specific options that are available to you. Our team are looking forward to talking to you.

 

New Entrant Hotline
+44 (0) 1908 587665

A New Career Direction ?

We offer a range of courses for new entrants with no experience of the utilities sector. Courses are available in all the major utility sectors.

New Entrants

Industry Expertise ?

If you are an experienced technician in the utilties sector but wish to broaden your skill set we have a range of conversion courses available

Conversion Courses

A New Career Direction ?

We offer a range of courses for new entrants with no experience of the utilities sector. Courses are available in all the major utility sectors.

Industry Expertise ?

If you are an experienced technician in the utilties sector but wish to broaden your skill set we have a range of conversion courses available

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About Gastec

Gastec is a leading supplier of training and assessment services to the utilities industries with gas,electrical, oil, plumbing and solid fuel courses.

Choosing a Training Provider

We offer courses for new entrants, those looking to broaden their skill-set or experienced operatives looking to update their qualifications.

Booking a Course

We have an expert team waiting for your call with specialists in new entrant training as well as assessments and re-assessments for experienced operatives.

Central Location

Gastec is located close to the centre of Milton Keynes and only 10 minutes from Junction 13 of the M1 offering easy access from the major transport routes.


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First Steps

Get an overview of the steps you need to take to forge a new career in the lucrative utilities sector.

What questions you should be asking, what training you need and how to plan your training.

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Gas

Do you want to be your own boss, work hours that suit you and do interesting, and challenging work?

If you want to make a good living the gas sector is a good first choice with many opportunities.

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Oil

There is a continuing demand for OFTEC qualified heating oil operatives within the utility sector

If you would like to work in this sector on a range of oil installations find out about our New Entrant oil courses.

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Electrical

Are you considering a career move and are excited by the thought of a career as an electrician?

The New Entrant training course takes you from complete novice to accredited electrician.

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New Entrant Guide

The Gastec New Entrant Guide provides detailed information on our New Entrant courses.

It also includes further information on the full range of training courses available from Gastec


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Gas

We offer a comprehensive range of gas courses for experienced operatives wishing to develop their skills or cross train into new areas.

Our courses cover domestic, commercial, and LPG applications as well as cross training courses between industry sectors

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Oil

At Gastec we know the busy working engineer must remain compliant at all times with the current regulations and OFTEC standards

Our structured training courses for operatives in the oil sector provide training and assessments to OFTEC standard.

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Electrical

We offer a range of courses for the busy working engineer who needs to remain compliant with current regulations and standards.

If you work in this sector find out more about our structured, modular training courses offering a recognised qualification.

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Plumbing

If you want to remain up to date with the current regulations we offer a range of training and assessments to ensure full compliance

We offer practical hands on courses for plumbers. These provide operatives with a practical skills and knowledge of the regulations.

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Solid Fuel

Our solid fuel courses provides a pathway to a career in solid fuel including the basic principles and technologies of solid fuel appliances.

If you are interested in a greater understanding of modern solid fuel, its delivery, technologies and appliances contact Gastec


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ACS Certification

A fulfilling career in the gas sector is on offer for those committed to developing their skillset by training and accreditation

ACS or Accredited Certification Scheme ensures that gas operatives are assessed to prove their competence in gas safety.

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Eligibility

Candidates are split into three categories. Prerequisites to attend assessment are dependent on the category an operative falls into.

The exact category will depend on a range of factors based on past experience and prior accreditation and assessments

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Assessments

To work on gas installations all operatives must demonstrate that they are competent to do so. ACS Accreditation is how they do this

New operatives or experienced technicians seeking to work in new applications will need to undertake the assessment process.

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Re-Assessments

A shortened ACS Re-Assessment is available to operatives who hold an in-date ACS qualification for their application speciality.

Operatives wishing to widen their skillset to new application areas such as catering would need to take a full assessment


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Exciting Career Choices

The utilities sectors offers a range of choices in terms of specialities and qualifications for anyone leaving the armed forces seeking a new career

New Entrant Courses

If you are new to the utilities sector we can offer advice on the most cost effective way to train and get accredited for a new lucrative career

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Develop Your Training Plan

We have an expert team waiting for your call with specialists experienced in helping ex-armed forces personnel plan their training needs.

Enhanced Learning Credits

At Gastec are proud to be able to offer Service Leavers the chance to claim their ELC entitlement and use on a majority of Gastec’s Courses.


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Work at Gastec

We offer a range of employment opportunities for experienced personnel wanting to work in a training role.

Experienced Personnel

We look for personnel who combine experience of the utility sector and an understanding of the regulatory framework.

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ACS Assessors

We welcome your application if you have experience of ACS Assessment with in domestic and commercial assessments.

Does This Sound Like You ?

Contact the team at Gastec if you would like to find out more about taking your career in the utilities sector to the next level.


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Directions

Gastec is located close to the centre of Milton Keynes and only 10 minutes from Junction 13 of the M1 offering easy access from the major transport routes.

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Accommodation

There is a wide range of accommodation available close to our training centre in Milton Keynes. These include locations to suit all needs and budgets.

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Local Restaurants

Milton Keynes has a wide range of restaurants. This includes major chains, independent venues with a choice of menus to suit all dietary needs and budgets.

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External Resources

We have listed information on a range of external sites which we think will be of interest to our customers and help them in the development of their career.