Gas training at Kier celebrates second anniversary

A North Tyneside training centre is celebrating its second anniversary this month, having exceeded targets for training provided to ex-forces personnel, local contractors and individuals looking to retrain for a new career.

Gas Training at Kier, a state-of-the-art gas assessment centre located in Killingworth, was launched in June 2011 on the site of a former British Gas training centre.

It offers BPEC accredited training and reassessments, enabling engineers to remain up to date with current gas legislative requirements.

Kier regional director, Mike Furze, said: “Gas Training at Kier is committed to helping people from all backgrounds develop a career in gas engineering.

“When unemployment levels across the country show people are finding it hard to find roles, we are pleased to offer training opportunities for people in the communities in which we work.”

Over the past two years alone, over 360 candidates have been trained and assessed in the centre in both domestic and commercial gas qualifications.

The centre has also provided invaluable work placements for trainees as well as donating gas equipment to a local college, enabling them to supply first class training to students.

For more information on Gas Training at Kier, visit or for more details on courses and qualifications call the gas training hotline on 0191 643 2233.