We're creating a comprehensive guide to becoming a plumbing apprentice over on our site, and we are trying to collect as much real-world advice and experience as possible to include in our guide. We've put a short survey together which we will enter beneath for you.
If you are a professional plumber or own a plumbing company of your own, it would be great if you could answer these questions and help us create a resource for younger workers looking to get into the trade.
Q1 - Do you take on apprentice plumbers?
Q2 - How important do you think apprenticeships are?
Q3 - What is someone likely to earn once they have completed their apprenticeship?
Q4 - What different types of career progression are available to people who complete a plumbing apprenticeship?
Q5 - How likely would you be to take on an apprentice full-time once they have completed their training?
Q6 - What tips would you give to someone who wants to become a plumber?
Q1. Yes Q2. Very, best way to learn a skill/trade is to do it. Not in a classroom or by a text book. Q3. Plumbing only, working locally 37 hrs, £25,000-£27,000. With gas qualifications £27,000 - £30,000. Q4, Depends on company, opportunity to become team leader/supervisor, surveyor. Q5. Depends on workload at that time, but a good apprenticeship gives them skills for life. Q6. You want NVQ level 2 & 3 in plumbing, but I'd advise to go onto Gas qualifications, unvented systems and green technologies. Stick in for the 4 years at work and at college, to get the best from the apprenticeship. Q7. Cannot say Q8. -
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