Heating Engineers are required to perform a number of tasks such as changing boilers, installing full heating systems and other similar activities. A typical applicant would not require formal education as practical skills are more crucial but employers may look for an NVQ in Heating and Ventilation as a minimum level of training.
Recruitment agencies would look for applicants who have exhibited a passion for engineering through apprenticeships and work experience as well as a suitable attitude.
Employers will demand that staff have all of the required training and certifications in order to ensure that they are familiar with all of the health and safety rules that surround an industry such as engineering. Roles will sometimes be temporary but will more often be permanent positions.
A heating engineer can expect to earn in the region of £24,000 to £34,000 with an average wage of around £28,000. Applicants with the right mix of skills, training and positive attitude will stand a good chance of employment. This is due to the fact that there is a significant amount of jobs available in the engineering sector as a whole.
Vital Skills Required for a Heating Engineer include
-- Technical engineering ability and problem solving skills--Organisational and communication skills
--Calm and collected in the event of an emergency
--Aware of all relevant regulations and safety issues
--Great team player
--Industry Knowledge--Literacy and numeracy skills