Gas training pays off as graduate gains dream role at housing firm

Hats off to gas training graduate Esther Naomi as her gas training accomplishments pay off with a full time role in the in-house gas team at the 18,000 home Housing Association Yorkshire Housing.

Saturday, 5th November 2016, 2:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:01 pm
Esther got the job at the firm after impressing during her work placement.

Esther started her journey with BTC Training Centre in Cleckheaton, learning to be a gas engineer on the ACS New Entrant Multi-Skilled Gas Engineer Course.

As part of her training BTC provided a work placement and on the job mentoring with the housing association to enable her to complete a portfolio of work.

After successfully passing her ACS assessment and exam Esther became a fully qualified gas engineer.

Yorkshire Housing gas technical coach Mark Chipchase said: “Esther started on a four-month placement through Brookhouse training and was working in the Bradford and Skipton area with one of our female gas operatives until she gained the qualifications and portfolio needed to become a qualified gas engineer. It was a really successful placement.

“Esther then registered with the recruitment agency we use and got a job working as a service and breakdown engineer for the east and south gas team. She took to the role very quickly and was soon getting good feedback from customers as well as fellow engineers. She would take jobs at short notice and cover callout when required.

“A vacancy for a permanent engineer came up and Esther was taken on. She is still working to a very high standard and continues to get great feedback from our technical coaches who audit all gas operatives. She is a credit to us and always willing to go the extra mile.”