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  1. Dai

    Dai New Member

    Hello all, looking for a new job and trainee smart meter fitter in a fourteen week course turned up. The course involves a mix of classroom and field instruction and lasts fourteen weeks, the recruiter states the course is part self funded and the rest by an employer. Is fourteen weeks enough to go from novice to gas safe? I was thinking of real world competency rather than ticking boxes. And if anyone has any experience of the job, is it worth getting into? Thanks for any help.
     
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  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You won't be fully gas safe just enough for meter swaps / fitting

    And yes more than enough time
     
  3. Dai

    Dai New Member

    I'd already looked into gas safe courses and got a price, the meter course is roughly the same cost when the employers contribution is added so I'd assumed it was the whole gas safe course. After looking in more detail I see you are right, it's only part qualified. I'll give this one a miss, £2000 up front and self funding during training is too much of a hit for me to get half a qualification.Ta very much Shaun.
    Checked the original communication from the recruiter, just says one of the qualifications will be 'gas safe registered', should really specify part gas safe.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017
  4. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

    Almost everyone who is Gassafe registered would be considered part registered.
    There are so many categories that it's unlikely that there is anyone in the Country who has the lot.
    Have a look through this lot;

    https://www.citb.co.uk/documents/aw...gas_safety_assessment_framework_version_9.pdf
     
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  5. quality

    quality Plumber GSR

    Snowhead is spot on
     
  6. Dai

    Dai New Member

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