There’s a fantastic feeling of satisfaction when a job’s well done and you can look back on what you’ve achieved...Chris Jenkins, apprentice
Imagine you had to light a fire in your home to keep warm. Or washing your hands meant collecting cold water from a well at the end of the street. Sounds silly to us now but plumbers are responsible for the comfortable, hygienic and safe environments in which we live, work and relax in.
Plumbing is a responsive and continually developing industry. In recent years environmental technologies have been integrated within the industry and the modern plumber now undertakes a huge variety of jobs, including:
- installing and maintaining central heating systems, hot and cold water systems and drainage systems
- installing, commissioning and maintaining solar water heating, rainwater harvesters or grey water re-cycling systems
- installing and maintaining gas, oil and solid fuel appliances.
Plumbing offers you a rewarding future, a full career path leading to professional qualifications, and good pay. No two days are the same - from changing a tap washer to installing a solar powered hot water system, plumbers work on domestic, commercial and industrial projects that offer variety and challenge.
Find out more about training routes in the sector...