The increasing demand for qualified plumbers!

Although plumbing is a great way to make a living and the fact that plumbers enjoy their work it doesn't take away from the fact that there is a lack of professional plumbers in the UK. In fact, 86% of plumbers would recommend the trade as a career! So, why is there a shortage? If you have ever thought about switching careers to a trade, plumbing is looking like the ideal skill to learn, with rapidly increasing wages due to the sheer demand for workers of this trade. In this article we will look at some of the statistics surrounding this industry and how to start on the path to a new career in the trade through our plumbing courses...

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It is estimated that there are 120,000 - 150,000 plumbing and heating engineers registered in the UK. The population of the UK is currently around 66.44 million so you can see that these numbers are not in proportion - Time to take advantage, make 2020 the year for a new career and plumbing looks like the most profitable trade to become involved with. The current average wage for plumbers in around £33,000 however, if you plan to become to self-employed trader then there is no limit on your annual earnings! The amount that plumbers earn is actually on the rise, as recent as last month weekly pay for plumbers rose by 46.2% to £1,322 on average across the country...In the capital earnings rose by 62.9% to £1,489.

Why is there a demand?

Well, firstly there just isn't enough young people taking up the trade and the plumbers working out in the industry are of an older generation and are retiring leaving nobody to take their place. The average age of a plumber is in their 40's and young people seem to think that trades like plumbing don't earn money but that opinion is very wrong. This is not the only problem that the industry is facing. There is currently a target set by the government to build 300,000 per year, plumbers are obviously needed on-site and contracted construction companies are struggling to find workers and are opting to pay higher rates to entice tradesmen and women. We do our part to slow the skills gap by proving excellent training programs for aspiring plumbers, it's time for you to take your earnings and lifestyle into your own hands, become a self-employed plumber with our plumbing courses!

Don't know where to start?

No experience? If you have no experience in plumbing but you are very much interested in becoming a professional in the trade then we recommend first taking on our Introduction to Plumbing Course! The next logical step towards becoming a professional plumber is gaining a qualification to do this we recommend picking up a City & Guilds Qualification via our City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing Course - If you want to become a qualified Plumber then this industry recognised entry level 2 will be your starting point. You will start with the very basics and progress to a comprehensive understanding of domestic plumbing covering both theory and practical to enable you to work successfully as a Plumber.

Current Availability:

Current spaces that can be booked on the City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing Course.

Don't have the time?

Have an existing job? We know that no everybody can commit to a 6-week course so we put together some alternative ways to complete this City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing Course. For example, this entire course can be completed over a series of weekends instead of during the week, you will achieve the exact same City & Guilds qualification, the only difference is the total length of time for completion. Additionally, we have a 'Home-Study' option this version of the course aims to fit around your schedule, it does this in two parts...

Firstly, by reducing the amount of time needed at our facility by 2-weeks by giving you the tools to learn the theory side of the trade in your own time! We will provide you with a 'Home-Study Pack' and access to the online learning platform 'Smart-Screen' with these two tools we recommend that you take around 6-weeks to learn as much theory as you can until you feel that you confidently know everything provided. Secondly, when it's time to take on the practical side of the trade and complete assessments you will be able to pick the 4-weeks at your own leisure to suit you schedule! We hope that either weekend training or our Home Study Level 2 Plumbing Course will give you a chance to make yourself a successful, self-employed business!

Contact Us:

If you would like to gain more of an insight into our range of plumbing courses then simply give us a call on 01322 280 202 - We are happy to help in any way that we can, from answering questions to providing advice and helping with the enrollment process...We have got you covered! If you would prefer to speak to a member of staff in person about our plumbing courses, then feel free to come straight into our office between the hours of 8:30 -16:30 - We encourage all potential students to come in and discuss what you are aiming to achieve through the help of our training and we will guide you towards the best courses for you and the best path towards success in terms of your personal career goals!

If you live a considerable distance from our centre here in Dartford, Kent then please be aware that we do have accommodation available exclusively to our students for just £20 per night!  - Please contact us well ahead of your course start date as spaces are limited!

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