The UK has been experiencing a construction skill shortage and now, according to City and Guilds, 1 in 20 construction companies report their tradespeople do not have the range and level of skills needed. The UK construction workforce is an aging one, with over 20% of tradespeople being over fifty and 15% being in their sixties. The trouble is, as these plasterers, painters, plumbers and heating engineers retire, the same percentage of young people are not entering these professions.
The average salary for a plumber is £31,787. However, you only have to look at Stephen Fry of Pimlico Plumbers to see the earning potential.
The average salary for a plumber is £37,500
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There are numerous benefits of being a plumber and gas engineer, here are our top 10:
The starting point for anyone wanting to become a qualified plumber will involve the completion of a City & Guilds approved program. The 6035 Level 2 technical diploma will give you all the key skills and knowledge required to become an accredited installer. Once you have successfully completed a City & Guilds 6035 diploma you can further your competency by completing a City & Guilds 6189 NVQ which will enable you to work on a construction site. We also offer tailored courses for time served plumbers who now require accredited certification.
Once you have completed your plumbing training you can go on to start your gas training with us. We offer the whole package.
For all of our course options please check out our course options page above.
At Essex Skills Centre we will be on hand to take you from start to finish on your career to becoming a fully qualified plumber, gas engineer or electrician with an industry recognised qualification.