|Train to be a plumber
With the right plumbing courses providing training both on and off site, you could have a new career as a plumber that will be a successful, enjoyable and lucrative experience. Ten reasons to train to be a plumber
1. Excellent income potential. The JIB for PMES (Joint Industry Board for Plumbing Mechanical Engineering Services) set the rates of pay that a plumber should expect to earn. The current rate of pay for a Plumbing Technician is £14.55 per hour and from January 2012 to go to £14.99 per hour.
2. Good benefits packages. Good plumbers who work full-time for an employer usually have a good benefits package that can include excellent holiday entitlement, medical insurance, profit share schemes, flexible working times and good overtime rates. Companies often offer these packages to entice the best plumbers to work for them. Good quality professional plumbers are always hard to find and are always in demand.
3. Working Abroad. If you train to be a plumber in the UK, your skills are transferable to other countries. There is high demand for plumbers across the world, especially in Australia and Canada.
4. Variety of Work. Plumbers and gas fitters enjoy a wide variety of work from fault finding and repairing gas appliances to full refit/installations of appliances, fault finding and repairs to water systems, full heating system installations, bathrooms and kitchen refits and new builds, and lots more. Not forgetting, of course, that you get to work in different locations.
5. Rewarding career. Professionally trained plumbers are highly skilled individuals providing a service that people depend on. Every town, village and city requires plumbers. As long as water or gas is needed in a property then a plumber will probably be relied upon to install, maintain and update that system. There is a certain satisfaction to being relied upon to keep the property running smoothly and efficiently.
6. Stability in employment. Even when the economy is not doing well, plumbers will still be in demand. A plumbing system will always need maintaining, repairing and replacing no matter what the economic outlook. After all most people rely on indoor plumbing for their quality of life.
7. Being your own boss. You can operate your own business. Many plumbers end up going out on their own and starting their own businesses as a registered plumber. When you train to be a plumber, part of your training will include advice on running your own business.
8. New Experiences. Every day- No two days will ever be alike. One day, you might be working on a residential construction and repairing the gas piping. On another day, you might be working in a home installing a bathroom suite. This makes the job stimulating and interesting.
9. Meeting New and interesting people. You can use your people skills- Within the construction community in general you will usually find that there is a great amount of camaraderie. However, even when you’re not conversing with other plumbers you’ll still get the opportunity to meet lots of new people, whether they are individuals, business owners, other employees, suppliers and customers.
10. What You Want to Do. Probably the most important reason to be a plumber is because this is the job that you want to do. Learning and working in an industry that that interests you will help make you the professional that the industry is looking for. You will have the drive and enthusiasm to see things through to the end, a willingness to go just that bit further and put that bit more effort in. these attributes could give you the lucrative, exciting and secure career you are looking for.
Traditionally seen as a masculine career path, this is simply not the case, we also offer specialist female plumbing courses
, with training plans that are flexible to help fit around the demands of adult life.
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