Apprenticeship - Gas Engineer (advanced, level 3)

Taunton & Bridgewater area
Brief Overview
Required to work for Barkwell Plumbing and Heating Ltd. One of the largest plumbing companies in the South West, who specialise on large-scale projects for major house builders, property developers, housing associations and local authorities on developments that typically involve the construction of new houses.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established business.
Successful applicants will complete an advanced (level 3) apprenticeship in domestic Gas Engineering.
Gas engineering involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances in a domestic setting.
Appliances can include, but are not limited to, a range of work categories such as central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, ducted air heaters, cookers, space heaters and meters.
Roles in gas engineering will include explaining how installations and appliances work, providing energy efficiency advice, and ensuring customer service excellence at all times.
Gas engineering operates strictly within the requirements of health and safety legislation.

Apprenticeship summary
Weekly wage
Apprenticeship wage for the first 12 months (currently £4.81 per hour), with mileage allowance.
Followed by National Minimum Wage from month 13, with mileage allowance.
Typical working hours
Approximately 40 hours a week. Monday – Friday.
At busy times of the year there will be a requirement to work late and work weekends. Working hours are not fixed so a flexible attitude is essential.
Apprenticeship level
Advanced (Level 3)
Apprenticeship duration
18 months, with 3 months for End Point Assessments.
Your time will be split between working on new housing developments and our training centre, Moor Training Ltd.
What will the apprentice be doing?
You will work as part of a team, installing, commissioning, decommissioning, servicing and maintenance of both basic and complex domestic gas systems and appliances.
As part of the apprenticeship you will also learn and undertake plumbing and heating installations within new homes from start to finish and maintenance of such systems.
Your team will include a Gas Safe Registered Mentor, a Contract Manager and small group of experienced Plumbers/Gas Engineers.
Your skills will build over time and will over the apprenticeship duration include:
• Gas, plumbing and heating basic principles and processes
• Installation, commission and de-commission of gas/plumbing/heating pipework and appliances
• Tightness testing and purging of pipework
• Combustion and properties of gas
• Building services and structures
• Scientific principles in gas utilisation
• Cold, hot water and central heating system installation
• Copper tube bending and the different methods of jointing
• Low carbon steel pipe bending and jointing
• Plastic pressure pipe for hot, cold and central heating systems installation and jointing
• Bathroom suite installation complete with all hot, cold and waste pipe work
• Servicing and maintenance procedures
Roles in gas engineering are physical in nature, and may involve lifting and moving of equipment, working at heights and working in confined spaces.

Personal qualities
• Keen to learn.
• Good work ethic, self-motivated with a ‘can do’ attitude
• Prepared to engage fully with training and personal development opportunities
• Practical in approaching problems and the work in general
• Reliable, attending work on time each day and devoting the whole day to the work
• Logical and rational in approach with a relaxed temperament
• Tending to think things through before acting.
Desired skills
• Good communication
• Prepared for a physically demanding job, working in a variety of environments, often onsite, at heights and in all sorts of weather.
• Able to work on your own and as part of a team.
• Able to follow safety instructions given by persons of authority
Desired qualifications
GCSE or equivalent grades C/4 and above in English and Maths advantageous
Future prospects
A lucrative career within Barkwell Plumbing and Heating, with progression and development opportunities and potential earnings of £30,000 to £90,000 per annum.

About the employer
Barkwell Plumbing and Heating Ltd is one of the largest plumbing companies in the South West with clients that include most of the major housing developers operating in Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset.
Award-winning and fully accredited we have over 45 years of top-quality service with the capability to handle the biggest projects while remaining true to our origins as a family company.
For over 18 years we have specialised in providing plumbing and heating services on large-scale projects for major commercial clients, property developers, housing associations and local authorities on developments that typically involve the construction of hundreds of houses.

About the Training Provider
Your training will be undertaken by Moor Training Ltd. The successful candidate will be required to attend Moor Training for approximately one week every month to work towards the completion of the Level 3 Gas Engineering Operative qualification.
Moor Training Limited is setting the standard in training by successfully delivering City & Guilds (C&G) apprenticeships.
With our purpose-built workshops, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) overall effectiveness grade of GOOD, our training courses are preparing Plumbers, Heating and Gas Engineers for the country’s demands for now and long into the future.
Their mission is setting the standard in training, with the vision of creating opportunities and changing lives.
To engage, educate and empower apprentices to progress, achieve and develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours.
Motivating a safe learning environment, valuing diversity, promoting equality and inclusion. Inspiring all to fulfil their potential and the workforce of the future.


With purpose-built workshops and experienced tutors, Moor Training will prepare you for a long and lucrative career in plumbing and gas installation.


  • Free & Secure parking
  • Modern, purpose-built, well equipped centre
  • Industry recognised, premium quality training
  • Express certification
  • Sociable, friendly atmosphere
  • Knowledgeable staff providing reassurance and great customer service
  • Apprenticeships with job opportunities throughout the South West 


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