How To Get A Job In Boiler Making

If you’re a prospective student thinking about applying for courses in construction and/or engineering, you may have come across or considered the idea of making boilers for a living. The job can often be dangerous or physically demanding, but can also be quite rewarding and exciting as no two days are the same. If you’re unsure of which section of the construction or engineering industry to pursue a career in, making boilers is often a highly paid job with many opportunities to progress.

University and degree courses

To become a boilermaker, you will need to have completed a minimum level of education. Most engineering degrees will cover all the relevant points needed to work in boiler making, however, if you’re considering a degree that specialises in a specific type of engineering that isn’t boiler making, you might need to gain some extra qualifications before you can apply for a boiler making job.


Due to the risks involved with the job, you will need to gain relevant experience and learn skills on the job before you can apply for a full time, permanent job as a boilermaker. If you are planning to complete a university degree in order to be qualified to do the job, you will need to also apply for work placements, paid or unpaid internships, or a part time job in the boiler making industry in order to gain the experience required. You may be able to find an entry level or assistant job for which you will be paid, however, most jobs will be on an unpaid basis and solely for the purpose of your gaining experience.


An apprenticeship, usually three or four years in duration, is an excellent way to gain the qualifications and experience needed to pursue a career in making and manufacturing boilers, vats and tanks. For the duration of the apprenticeship, you will be working, usually at a low wage, for a boiler manufacturing company and therefore learning all the relevant skills and gaining first hand, on-the-job experience. It’s also a good way to get a feel for the job if you can’t decide where you want your engineering or construction career to go. Alongside working, you will also be required to attend classes, complete academic projects, essays and reports, and take examinations to ensure that you are knowledgeable on all the required theory required to do the job successfully. It is also a good way to find employment once you are qualified, as you will have already worked for companies who may be prepared to take you back on as a fully qualified professional.