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Discuss Gas training courses at UK Plumbers Forums; Hi all. I have a few queries on gas courses. I'm new to this field and have been looking at doing a gas course to become a gas engineer. I'm ...
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    Hi all.

    I have a few queries on gas courses. I'm new to this field and have been looking at doing a gas course to become a gas engineer. I'm under no illusions of how hard it will be and also I know I need to make sure I have completed enough work experience before any future employer will take a punt on me.

    Im just wondering if anyone has completed the whole process and been able to find work that doesn't include being self employed ?

    also has anyone heard of training developments Scotland ? Or the CTS group and scot gas training limited?

    any help and advice would be greatly appreciated

    thanks

    chris

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    Make no bones about it mate it is nigh on impossible to find employed work after a fast track course. Can I ask do you have any plumbing background? It's often better to try and find someone to work with and take it as an apprentice type route.just do a search on this forum there are reams of people that have asked the same question
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    Why ? Just Why ?
    >>>>>>>>>> I'M DANCIN, YOU ASKIN ? <<<<<<<<<<
    IMPORTANT: Carbon Monoxide can be produced when ANY fuel is burnt, including oil, gas, wood and coal.
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    Hi.

    I am Al sob looking in to this with the same training provider. They offer guaranteed work placements during the six months but of course do not and could not guarantee work after.

    It is a big outlay not only foe the course but also to live for the 6 months and I am wary of scam companies. They are called training development Scotland.

    Has anyone Amy experience and if so what would you suggest?

    The first two responses don't fill me with confidence....

    What do you mean by why? Just why?

    Any help and advice greatly appreciated.

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    What my esteemed colleague is getting at is the market is already saturated with unqualified and inexperienced engineers. Unless you are looking to go self employed you will have pretty much no chance of employment.
    IMPORTANT: Carbon Monoxide can be produced when ANY fuel is burnt, including oil, gas, wood and coal.


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    Cheers Riley

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    The oversupply in plumbing and gas is visible. On average colleges are progressing 46% of students into work - for plumbing it is way lower but no stat available. then you got 3million apprentices that gov are paying large firms to take on - this drives down pay and it is designed to. Then you got colleges buying houses to train plumbers which is a false demand adding to supply side. Then you got migration and cheap foreign labour...and then you got a fragmented workforce with no collective power or consciousness of the forces acting against them - who speaks for the installer - Charlie give us a kiss Mullins. A job in Costa would pay more, have less hassle and prospects for future!
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    Thanks gain for the informstion clanger. Appreciated.

    When I visited the training centre a couple of the students had offers of employment pending successful completion of the course and having spoke to a colleague in agency recruitment for the industry I was under the impression that the roles would be easy enough to come across? I am not doubting your knowledge.

    Does anyone have any positive experiences of an intensive course like training development Scotlandn provides or know of anything ne that has?

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    I know many many people thatve struggled
    IMPORTANT: Carbon Monoxide can be produced when ANY fuel is burnt, including oil, gas, wood and coal.


    GSR? Want gas safety or boiler repair advice? We will check out that you're genuine via the gas safe website, so please dont be offended when we ask for your details. DIYers, odd job people and have a go heroes need not apply.

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    Samba, pm me with your email address and I will send you links to my research on this matter.

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