The gases industry underpins the vital industrial sectors, including steelmaking, refining, welding, chemical processing and electronics, who without gases, could not produce the vital materials needed.
Not only this, but gases play an essential role in the medical sector, providing applications including respiratory care, pain therapies and anaesthesia.Download our STEM leaflet
Starting a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is easy.
Subject routes into the sector are
If you’ve studied, or plan to study any of the subjects listed above, you can consider job opportunities within the industry such as:
If you studied, or plan to study any of the subjects mentioned above at university or indeed others but you have an interest in the compressed gases industry, there will be opportunities for you explore graduate positions in the industrial/medical gas sector.
Are you an employer looking to engage more with students? BCGA works with different charities and organisations involved in STEM to bring join up industry and students of all ages. We’ve listed below a few of the organisations we work with and how to get involved:
Becoming an Arkwright Sponsor is a great way to develop the industry talent pipeline and encourage high-achieving engineering students to join your organisation. The most prestigious of its type, the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is a two year programme for 16-18 year-olds that provides highly talented A level students with an insight into the exciting world of engineering.
We use a tailored approach to match Sponsors with high calibre young people, passionate about your industry, as they take the first steps towards a career as an Engineer. As a Sponsor you will be helping to develop the industry talent pipeline, inspire the next generation and identify potential future leaders to join your organisation.
We are pleased to confirm the 2024 BCGA Conference & Awards will take place on Thursday 16th May 2024 at The Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, Manchester.
Medical gases. Quality control and batch certification of bulk medicinal liquid oxygen. Revision 1: 2023 Details both the practical and scientific justification for a concession allowed by the medical regulatory authorities for the retrospective release by a qualified person (QP) of bulk medical liquid oxygen. BCGA TIS39 Medical gases. Quality control and batch certification of […]
Medical gases. The safe handling and use of gas cylinders fitted with valves with integrated pressure regulators. Revision 1: 2023 Some medical gas cylinders integrate pressure regulators within the cylinder valve. TIS 36 provides advice on the safe handling and use of such cylinders. BCGA TIS36 Medical gases. The safe handling and use of gas […]
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its updated guidance on the Carriage of dangerous goods and use of transportable pressure equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended). Department for Transport (DfT) guidance for ‘Placing transportable pressure equipment on the market in Great Britain’. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/placing-transportable-pressure-equipment-on-the-market-in-great-britain This document explains the upcoming changes to the rules for placing transportable […]
The EIGA Winter summit 2024 will take place on 23-25 January 2024 in Antwerp, Germany. To find out more and to book your place please click here. 14 November 2023
Gas cylinder identification. Label and colour code requirements. Revision 4: 2023 An explanation of the content of a typical gas cylinder label and a guide to the colour codes used on gas cylinders. BCGA TIS6 Gas cylinder identification. Label and colour code requirements. Revision 4: 2023 can be downloaded free of charge from the publications area of […]
The Home Office has announced that possession of nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’, will be illegal from 8 November 2023. The ban will make nitrous oxide a controlled Class C drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. When misused, nitrous oxide can cause serious damage to the health and livelihood of the […]
Packaging waste within the industrial gases industry Revision 2: 2023 Provides advice on the obligations necessary when procuring refillable steel gas cylinders for companies to comply with the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations and the Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations. BCGA GN28 Packaging waste within the industrial gases industry. Revision 2: 2023 can be downloaded […]
Environmental guidelines for air separation plant and equipment on sites regulated under EPR / PPC. Revision 3: 2023 Provides guidance on how BCGA members, who operate air separation units, can assist their customers to comply with The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations (EPR) and The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations (PPC). BCGA GN21 […]
The selection and fitting of valves to gas cylinders. 2023 BCGA TIS51- The selection and fitting of valves to gas cylinders. 2023 can be downloaded free of charge from the publications area of the website. 7 November 2023
Gas cylinder filling – Audit. Revision 1: 2023 Filling cylinders has to be carried out at specially equipped centres, with qualified staff, using appropriate procedures. This document contains a checklist which can be used to assist in an audit of a cylinder filling facility. BCGA TIS43 Gas cylinder filling – Audit. Revision 1: 2023 can […]
Oxy-fuel equipment. Selection and assembly. Revision 1: 2023 A summary of the requirements for selecting and assembling oxy-fuel gas equipment which supports the requirements of BCGA Code of Practice 7. BCGA TIS29 Oxy-fuel equipment. Selection and assembly. Revision 1: 2023 can be downloaded free of charge from the publications area of the website. 13 October 2023