It seems that almost anyone who has ever been disgruntled with their career situation has asked themselves at some point whether they “should’ve just become a plumber”, and there are sound reasons for that. After all, there’s hardly anyone who won’t need a plumber’s services at some point during their lifetime, whether it’s for unblocking a drain, connecting pipes or fixing a leak.
This helps to make plumbing one of the most secure professions that anyone could enter. Indeed, it appears that the UK’s longstanding and well-publicised shortage of plumbers is set to become an even more pronounced problem in the years to come, Ranstad having said that the country faces a shortfall of 3.1 million workers by 2050 due to a lack of the skills that employers need.
All of this makes now an especially good time to try your hand at such a potentially rewarding vocation for yourself, by registering for one of our plumbing taster courses here at YTA.
What else do you need to know about getting into plumbing?
Plumbing doesn’t just offer you job security and the opportunity to be a hero for people around your local area who find themselves in emergencies where water gushes all over their kitchen floor.
That’s because no two days are the same as a plumber, as you are likely to find yourself working with all manner of co-workers and clients. Nor is the salary to be sniffed at, starting at about £15,000 a year and continuing up to £40,000 or more once you gain a high level of experience. Don’t forget that if you are a self-employed plumber, you will also be able to set your own rates, or even work longer hours if you wish.
But of course, you will also need to have certain characteristics and personality traits if you are to ‘make it’ as a plumber. Those who are colour blind are unable to enter this profession, and you must also be friendly, approachable, calm and patient, so that you can deal diplomatically with a wide range of situations involving many different people. The right practical skills will also obviously be needed, together with an ability to follow safe working practices.
If you think you have what it takes… join us!
While we offer an assortment of intensive and advanced courses for prospective plumbers here at YTA, if you have only just begun to consider entering this profession, we would advise you to first look into our one-day plumbing taster courses. This part of our course provision enables you to learn basic pipefitting skills and plumb in a small project such as a kitchen sink or radiator.
We can tailor our plumbing taster courses to the specific requirements of those enquiring to us – as you can do by calling us on 01274682199 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hold our courses right through the week, from Monday to Friday, so we’re confident that we will be able to put together the taster course experience that will perfectly match your needs, at a time convenient for you. Who knows – it could be the start of what turns out to be a very lucrative lifelong vocation!