Plumbing courses and apprenticeships are now being offered at hundreds of places throughout the UK today. If we look at this recent press cutting on plumbing we can see that there are claims of very high earning in the plumbing industry.
This web site was created to try to help people get a foothold in the plumbing industry. Whether you are young person with an ambition to becoming a plumber or a seasoned professional there are a few things that you need to know.
When looking at plumbing courses and ways to become a plumber it is clear that there are so many routes that it might be a little confusing for the average person to digest. Let’s be clear about something from the outset.
The plumbing trade can be very profitable whether as a self employed plumber or as an employee within a plumbing company. However, promises of £1000 per week are very far from the norm.
For school leavers the very best way to start is to gain a place within a plumbing company and attend college whilst learning the practical skills as well. The advantage of this is that the employer will normally provide some wages as well.
The older person looking to train or retrain as a plumber will find the whole thing much more difficult. Plumbing courses are of course out there, but which one choose will have a very big influence on your future.
The question of choosing the right plumbing courses is of course the million dollar question.
There are so many poor plumbing courses available where many are not worth the money spent; they often do not come with useful qualifications on completion.
The plumbing qualifications gained from a good plumbing course will be of benefit and be relevant to any employer looking to employ a plumber. So, plumbing courses need to address this issue from the outset and be clearly defined in their promotional literature.
Although this is obvious many people attend plumbing training schools that charge upwards of four thousand pounds for training that is not worth anything.
Here is the problem!
Plumbing companies often do not employ apprentice plumbers. These positions are now recognised as being almost impossible to get. The government has a few incentives in place to help school leavers, but generally for small to medium sized businesses the costs are prohibitive.
This is the reason that so many training centres have sprung up offering plumbing courses to people who have the money to pay.
When deciding what plumbing courses to sign up to make sure that the qualification you receive is actually worth something or you will never get employed afterwards.
One good way is to look for bone fide NVQ plumbing courses or City & Guilds plumbing courses as a secure way of knowing what you are paying for.
Of course you should check what most employers are looking for in terms of qualifications and practical training so that you might match those requirements with the type of plumbing course you choose.
At the moment we do not recommend any particular plumbing training school or plumbing courses in general but we urge you to fully investigate all the options when booking your plumbing courses before you part with money.
Take a tour of this site and decide what plumbing courses or apprenticeships schemes might suit you.
Check out the plumbing courses available in your area.
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