Job Description

Plumbers ensure the effective operation of heating and water systems that we use in our every day lives. They install pipework, drainage units and heating systems in houses, commercial properties and other buildings.

Entry Requirements

To become a Plumber you'll usually require GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English, Maths ans Science.

You'll also need to obtain an industry-recognised qualification such as a level 2 or 3 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating. You need gas related units at level 3 in order to work with domestic gas heating systems.

You could take a course in plumbing skills at college which may may help you to find a trainee position or you could get access this career through an apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • You will need to be a practical person who is good at problem solving
  • You'll also need the ability to follow technical drawings and plans
  • You need to be well organised
  • You'll need decent communication skills
  • You should have some numeracy skills

Starting Salary

£15,000 to £40,000

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