New Entrant Courses
First Steps in the Utility 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 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 or oil routes.
Questions you should be asking
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.
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 EAL 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 ?
At 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 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 ?
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.
Can I see any testimonials?
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.
Gastec Training and Assessment Centres is a leading supplier of training and assessment services to the utilities industries. We offer the full portfolio of training and assessment services for the entire utilities sector including the Gas Safe register.