ARE YOU A NEW ENTRANT TO THE GAS INDUSTRY ? WE CAN HELP WITH ALL THE HURDLES
The Biggest Single problem for New Entrants to the Gas Industry
Most students choosing to undertake a career change into the gas industry will undergo a managed learning program at a local college or centre. However unless your training is being managed by a gas registered business who will induct you to the gas industry and assist with your early solo experience after graduation you are likely to run into a number of obvious hurdles, namely;
No Gas Employer or Sponsor to Help With Your On The Job Training and Portfolio
Losing Too Much Time off Work During Training
Not Eligible for Employment due to lack of post graduation solo experience, employer references, clean gas licence and professionally recognised skill set.
This is not too dissimilar to learning to fly or drive. Once you have passed your test, the chances of employment are at zero until you have developed recorded solo experience with an employer and kept your licence clean.
CTSGroup have solutions to all these problems and we can work with your provider and our team of professional gas contractors to overcome all of these. A great deal of your theory training (Usually several weeks in centre) can be completed online in your own time on our professional Learning Management System and signed off by your college. We take care of this for you.
Want to Get a Job
When applying for a vacancy as a gas service, repair or installation engineer, all reputable registered businesses will ask for and expect;
An Employment History in the Gas Industry (Sometimes several years)
Experience in the area of gas work the vacancy is for
References from your previous or existing gas employer
Copies of your ACS Gas Certificates
Key Skill Certificates (Heating and Boiler Repairs for Example)
Operatives who chose to have their training managed or sponsored by CTSGroup, under our gas registration benefit from support to develop the necessary skills and experience under our Kick Start Program, gaining real employer references, a professional profile and a gateway right into the industry as an existing recognised and licenced operative
What Your Training Provider Is Obliged to Tell You
Your training provider will advise that after gaining your acs competence certificates that you should work for a gas business for a couple of years initially to gain experience. As a national employer we can assure you that it is not that simple and not what really happens.
The Catch 22
Without already having the necessary solo and post graduation work experience, and history in gas, your chances of employment are close to zero. Employers want experienced engineers' with a history in gas and clean licence.
CTSGroup have been providing employer sponsorship on our Gas Academy for new entrants and returning tradespeople to the gas industry for over 12 years. Sponsorship or Management is available for students wanting a secure pathway right into the gas industry under a recognised employer. Our sponsorship program is available to Gas Academy students undertaking their courses at centres, or colleges throughout the UK and allows them the assurance and backing of a well known gas registered employer to provide the credentials, experience and support needed to gain professional recognition and access to the best jobs and income opportunities.
Gas Academy Students benefit from the following direct managed support and guidance
Professional training support from pre start to post graduation and employment
Work Placement Service where needed
Help Completing and Checking Your Portfolio
Training and Revision to Pass Your ACS Gas Assessments
Post Graduation Induction to gas to develop solo experience and professional profile
Gas Licence and Approved Contractor status under our gas registration
Employer References and History with CTSGRoup
Technical Support Hotline (Helpful when getting a job and you don't want to have to keep ringing your new boss)
Quite basically we take you on as if you are one of our own adult apprentices and help complete any gaps in your training, providing the bridge from training to employment and assist you in joining the gas industry as a Grade 1 Lead Engineer. We can even get you the best training deal, prices and package using our own national centre and college discounts. Cat 2 Students and Entrants with good tool and plumbing skills can enter on our own inhouse training program.
Kick Start Gas Registration for Gas Academy Members
Kick Start Members benefit from a gas licence under our registration and audit / induction support from CTSGroup over your first 6 months to 2 years. At CTSGroup we can make your pathway into the gas industry a simple and easy one.
When to Join our Gas Academy and Access Kick-Start
Ideally students will join kick-start prior to starting a gas course so that we can provide the correct personal support and management throughout. However history has shown that most students get in touch either when they discover that building a portfolio is not quite so straightforward, or after graduating with their acs competence certificates and finding they can't get work. The sooner you join the program the better the results and the lower the costs and frustration. The longer you remain under our management the better your reference.. Kick-Start is suitable for engineers seeking to be employed or self employed.
Gas Academy & Kick-Start - Costs
Because our services have become so successful and popular we have been able to reduce our prices to a monthly membership option that can be cancelled at anytime.
The costs for students to access all our kick start services and member benefits is just £36.99 pcm. This provides access to all our key skill training, acs training support, free of charge. The service includes helping with your work placement, portfolio writeups. On Graduation students will pay a one of fee for us to provide their gas licence and first year management and induction period. It doesn't matter if you are going self employed or applying for a job, we can guide you to success on all counts.
If you would like more information about our sponsorship program including a personal quotation please contact Chris, or Brandon on 0141 629 9980 / 0800 118 5928 (leave a message if we are busy) or fill our the form below