Did you know a plumber could earn over £32,000 once qualified?
Plumbers install, maintain and fix the plumbing inside and outside buildings. The exact job depends on the employer, though all plumbers have the skills and knowledge to get the job done properly and safely.
A plumber will need to be able to:
- work at height
- work alone or with little supervision
- build relationships
- read building and engineering drawings
- understand heating control wiring and circuit diagrams
- choose materials and equipment
- inspect and test installations
- diagnose and fix faults
- write reports
Plumbing Apprenticeships with JTL
Plumbing apprenticeships and apprenticeships in general are the ideal options for many young people, especially those who have decided full-time study is not for them. There are all sorts of advantages attached to entering into an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships give you a valuable insight into how the industry you’re interested in getting into works whilst enabling you to earn whilst you work. You’ll find yourself meeting a wide range of different people and will acquire skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life when you embark upon an apprenticeship.
What happens during an apprenticeship?
Some people have an apprenticeship on their minds well before they leave school, whilst others only consider apprenticeships once they have exited full-time education. During an apprenticeship, you can learn the skills employers actually want and earn genuine qualifications that you can add to your CV. Once you have completed the first stages of an apprenticeship, you can move towards gaining Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications that will help you stand out from the crowd and make your CV look even more impressive.
Higher future earnings potential
Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you can expect to see a considerable salary rise that reflects the skills and experience that you have gained. During your apprenticeship, you will normally get the chance to learn at your own pace and will enjoy the support of a mentor or skills assessor who can provide you with the guidance that you are seeking. Not only can an apprenticeship help you make new friends with the same interests and passions as yourself, but it can also be a huge confidence boost that makes you much more independent.
Gain a real edge
Finding gainful employment can be tough these days, but an apprenticeship will give you a valuable edge over much of the competition. Although some people decide to take their skills elsewhere once they have completed an apprenticeship, there’s always a chance that the employer you have completed your apprenticeship with will offer to make you a permanent member of staff. You’ll gain support not just from your employer but your college too. You can also benefit from student discounts and won’t have to worry about paying back your student loan until later on. In addition, you can expect to be given paid holidays during your apprenticeship.
Valuable skills to keep you in work
The demand for qualified, skilled and experienced plumbers is always high, which means you have an excellent chance of remaining in work throughout your career once your apprenticeship is completed. Plumbing is one of the most popular types of apprenticeship on the market, with other frequently-chosen options including engineering and manufacturing, construction, social care, health, IT, hairdressing, accounting and law to name but a few.