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Changing career to become a plumber

November 23, 2021 featured image

Sometimes you get so caught up in life and work that you don’t realise until your late twenties or thirties that you’re stuck in a rut, not really enjoying what you do. Does this sound like you? Then read on. 

If you’re going to make a career change, you need to think carefully. 

Do your research and focus in on something that you’ll enjoy – but also something that offers you job security and the chance to earn a decent wage. 

The trades are great for this. They’re well paid and because there’s always demand for fully qualified tradespeople you’re pretty much guaranteed work – wherever you live.  

What do plumbers do?

Plumbers install, maintain and repair water systems and appliances in domestic and commercial buildings. It’s important work and well paid. The average plumber in Britain earns almost £34,000 a year. 

Is plumbing a good career?

According to research undertaken by Boundless.co.uk, UK plumbers are the happiest professionals in the country!

The work is varied and satisfying, particularly for those who enjoy problem solving and fault-finding. 

There’s great satisfaction in being able to repair faulty systems and appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers and kitchen and bathroom fittings. There’s also the chance to be the hero, when you’re called out to fix problems in emergencies!

Plumbing is also the perfect grounding to move into other areas of building services, including gas central heating and renewable technologies like heat pumps and solar thermal.

How do you become a plumber at 30?

If you’re in your thirties, chances are you’ve got responsibilities and won’t have the luxury of being able to take a couple of years out to train at a college – which you may well have been able to do when you left school.  

Every day counts, so you need to choose your training centre carefully.

There are lots of options out there promising to train those with no previous experience in a few weeks, but choose wisely. Make sure the training provider offers accredited training, you’ll need a Level 2 qualification to kick start your career. 

Training that’s right for YOU

Logic4training has developed a suite of new plumbing courses for those looking for a change in direction.

We offer weekend training so you can keep your old job going whilst you learn a new trade. You don’t need any prior experience and you could become qualified in as little as 6 weeks.

There’s even a free toolkit for every learner!  

  • Bronze package on completion you’ll have Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating which means you can apply for entry level plumbing jobs. 
  • The Silver package includes an NVQ element for candidates who need a CSCS card.  
  • Gold and Platinum packages are based around our excellent Managed Learning Programme for Domestic Gas (MLP). There are further modules on safety and energy efficiency as well as air source heat pump training, so you’ll be ticking all the boxes.  On completion of the MLP you’ll be able to sit an ACS assessment, which will enable you to become registered with Gas Safe.

Our learners come from all sorts of backgrounds and we’re here to make training work for everyone, so drop us a line or give us a call and we’ll help you decide the best option for you.  

For more information on our plumbing packages, please click here.

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