During the pandemic many careers have been struggling and people are experience lower pay and endless furlough schemes. Yet in the world of plumbing and other technical trades people have found their opportunities for work, pay and progression as steady as always. Although the earnings of self-employed plumbers fell last month, this was in-line with the traditionally slow start to the year, overall the income for plumbers hasn't budged and in some cases has risen with new opportunities as people spend more time at home, they more often require the services of plumbers, not to mention the commercial, industrial and numerous other roles out there for people with the right skills.

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Things are looking brighter and we hope that Prime Minster, Boris Johnson's announcement later today will be beneficial to us all. However, right now we are still in lockdown. Many of us have adjusted to the situation and many tradesmen and women are still out working everyday. Today, we want to look at plumbers in particular and the trades resistance during the pandemic. If you're interested in plumbing training courses and making a change in your life by switching careers to professional plumbing, keep reading!


So, how much are they making?

On average during the first month of the year plumbers made around £940 a week! Only a small drop from December. This figure is set to rise and by the end of this month should be around £1,000. There are widespread reports of full order books, with plumbers seeing increased volume in jobs out there. Although much of life has slowed down or even come to a standstill, we all require the skills of tradesmen and women, especially as we are spending more time at home, only benefiting those with the skills to carry out the tasks we need. In fact, plumbers were officially the most in demand trade in 2020!

How do I become a plumber?

Unfortunately, we cannot take in new students on our in-centre training courses at the moment. In accordance with the governments guidelines we are only helping small groups take on training and for the completion of assessments. However, we are still offering our Home-Study Level 2 Plumbing course that can help you start working towards a brand new career from home!

This option works by replacing the instructor with our 'Home-Study Pack' for the theory half. The pack includes all of the theory behind the qualification. We will send the pack straight to your door, the pack will contain all of the relevant information, calculations and even test questions so that you can test your knowledge as you learn. 

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In addition we will send you the relevant City & Guilds Textbooks and even contact details for one of our instructors just in case you are stuck at any point during your studies.

You can take as long as you want to learn the theory half. Once you feel ready to take on the practical side and it is safe for us to open our doors then you will look to learn the hands-on skills separately over 4-weeks that are chosen by you. The time spent at the centre will be very comprehensive and will cover a huge amount of topics including; Cold water systems, Domestic hot water systems, Sanitation, Central heating systems, Drainage systems and much more. You'll gain the same skills and learn the same topics as you would on our traditional plumbing courses and achieve the same qualification. If you are interested in taking part in this training options, please feel free to contact us on 0808 100 3245 any day of the week!

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Want to know more? You can ask us any questions about how the process works and book the course over the phone on 0808 100 3245! Over the phone we can discuss this training option in more detail, answer any questions and generally provide guidance on any of the Plumbing courses or other training options that we teach and the best route to take to achieve your personal career goals. Our office is open 7-days-a-week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30!

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