Why Is Becoming A Plumber A Good Career Move?

Plumbers are sometimes stereotyped as people that just work on toilets and taps, however this isn't the case...

Plumbing can often be an exciting and varied job, where you meet a lot of people, work on a range of projects, and get a sense of satisfaction when you figure out how to fix the thing you've been tasked with mending.

It also takes plenty of creativity and ingenuity when it comes to designing and installing plumbing systems, and you can take pride in your work as you use your skills to solve problems and come up with solutions.

Read on to find out some more reasons why you should consider becoming a plumber...

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There are plenty of jobs

With big projects across England, including the UK government’s plans of building 300,000 houses a year, there is an increased demand for people wit plumbing qualifications.

Across the UK there is a shortage of plumbers and this is good news if you want to take up the trade as not only will you be able to find employment, but you will also have good long term job security. 

You can earn while you learn

There are many ways to gain a plumbing qualification, and one that's particularly popular with our students is the apprenticeship route.

Apprenticeships mean you jump straight into paid employment in the industry, earning a salary while gaining academic skills.

Find out more about apprenticeships by clicking here.

You can make plenty of money

Becoming a plumber can be a lucrative career choice. In the UK the average daily rate for a plumber is between £150 and £200, which could work out to you earning £1,000 a week.

This is an industry that is seeing wages increase as well due to demand, as plumbers are now charging higher rates and earning more money. When compared to other industries this is considerably above the national average wage.

Be your own boss

Becoming a plumber can lead you down an entrepreneurial path. Once you have finished your course and spent a few years working with experienced professionals then you’ll have the expertise required to start your own business.

When you are your own boss you can determine your going rate, your hours and who you work with. You could even continue your education with a business and management qualification

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