Self-Employed plumbers are seeing a sharp increase in wages!


Self-employed earnings have risen on average for plumbers! Recent statistics show that overall in the UK self-employed contractors are earning a great living. The data outlines the earnings of around £59,000 annually - which puts these workers in the top 6% of households by income. Plumbers, in general, are always in demand as it is a trade that is constantly needed. Plumbing is one of the top earners in all construction trades, it seems like a great time to switch careers into plumbing or become self-employed for current gig-working plumbers.

This should be a powerful message to young people that trades are a great way to earn a living and are a great thing to be involved with. Becoming your own boss, the financial freedom and time flexibility is un-matched and hard to replicate in many other career paths outside of trades. Stay away from the "gig economy" and be the conductor of your own life.

Where are these plumbers working?


Don't presume that these fantastic earnings are just for those working in the capital. In fact, plumbers in the East Midlands saw the biggest increase in weekly earnings, rising 15.8% to £1,282. London was second with an approximate increase of 5% to £1014. There is work across the country, everywhere that people live plumbers are required, obviously, more populated areas will mean that you are more likely to obtain constant work.

Looking to get some plumbing training?


Here at Able Skills, we have a variety of diffrent plumbing courses for those looking to get on board with the rest of these contractors earning a great living for their trade. Our plumbing courses are taught by instructors with unbelievable knowledge gathered from years of both teaching and working out in the industry!

Our City & Guilds Level 2 course You will learn how to take your first steps to become a qualified Plumber. This level 2 Plumbing qualification is perfect for those of you who do not currently work within the Plumbing industry but who are looking to change career. There are plenty of different options to take-up, the plumbing courses that we offer also vary dependant on your current ability, meaning if you have little experience in the trade then we have an Introduction to Plumbing course which will give you the initial understanding that you will need to move forward and possibly take on a more difficult course that results in a qualification.


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Here at Able Skills we can take you from novice to expert in a trade, get involved with plumbing courses now!

More information:


If you would like some more details about plumbing courses or any other training then get involved and enrol by calling our office on 08081003245. Alternatively, you can come to our office - we have an open policy meaning that we welcome potential candidates to come into our office, we will show around our training centre and answer any questions you may have. We will advise you on the best routes to becoming a professional in the trade and the options available to you in terms of plumbing training or any other courses that we run. We are located in Dartford, just a short walk away from the local train station: 

K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS

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