Multi Trades Recruitment Ltd
At Multi-Trades, we specialise in delivering technical staff – including plumbers – right across the construction industry. If you want to get in touch with the best candidates in the business, then our tailor-made approach to recruitment can help you to find what you are looking for. We offer a high quality service thanks to a structured interview process, and a great deal of experience in this area.
Plumber – Construction
Covers: UK, Europe, Middle East and World Wide | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k – £100k+
1-3 The Courtyard, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 8PB
Labour Hire Ltd
Labour Hire Solutions is a specialist Construction recruitment agency with more than 15 years’ experience in the field. We offer staffing solutions at competitive rates and are suppliers of qualified Tradesmen, Labourers and Management staff for projects all over the UK. Our team is able to deal with any permanent, temporary or contract assignment and can ensure that all candidates have the required CSCS card and PPE.
Plumber – Construction
Covers: Nationwide | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k – £100k+
Palace Exchange, Church Street, Enfield, London, EN2 6BE
Right 4 Site Ltd
Recruitment specialists to the construction and related sectors. We offer simple solutions with pricing transparency. We’re dedicated to providing an unrivalled service connecting you with the best trades people and management available. We understand you often might work nights and weekends and therefore we’re always contactable 24/7.
Plumber – Construction
Covers: Most of UK | Contract, Part Time, Temporary | Salaries £15k – £60k
One Aire Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4PR
Plumber job overview
A plumber is responsible for several duties these include:
- Installing and maintaining water, drainage and heating systems
- Fitting domestic appliances like showers and washing machines
- Installing air conditioning units
- Fitting bathrooms
- Dealing with emergency call-outs, like boiler breakdowns or blocked drains
- Measuring and planning to give time and cost estimates
- Be able to follow technical drawings and plans
- Have number skills
- Be great at problem-solving
- Have steady hands
- Have confidence in your ability
- Be practical and dexterous
- Be able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
- Have customer care skills
- Be friendly and approachable
What qualifications do you need to be a plumber?
To become a plumber, you need a Basic Plumbing Level 2 Certificate. This is a fantastic introductory course. Then you will need to gain an NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Plumbing and Domestic Heating.
How long does it take to train as a plumber?
Training to become a plumber can vary depending on the options that you take. A traditional apprenticeship will take up to four years, whilst a fast track plumbing course can last anywhere between 4 – 16 weeks.
How much do plumbers earn?
The starting salary for qualified plumbers ranges between £15,000 and £20,000 per year, which could rise to £28,000 after five or more years. A highly experienced tradesperson, or master plumber, can earn as much as £40,000 or more. The pay rates are typically higher in London and will depend on the employer.
Can you become a plumber without an apprenticeship?
Yes, if you can still apply for your NVQ without doing an apprenticeship, an apprenticeship might still be perfect for you as you will learn more skills on the job.
What are the Working Hours of a Plumber?
Most plumbers work from 9-6; however, many jobs may require you to work on the weekend or at different times of the day.
What are the day-to-day tasks of a Plumber?
These are some of the days to day tasks of plumbers:
- Read blueprints and drawings to understand or plan the layout of plumbing, waste disposal and water supply systems
- Cut, assemble and install pipes and tubes with attention to existing infrastructure
- Install and maintain water supply systems
- Locate and repair issues with water supply lines (e.g. leaks)
- Repair or replace broken drainage lines, clogged drains, faucets etc.
- Repair domestic appliances (e.g. washing machines) and fixtures (e.g. sinks) etc.
- Install and maintain gas and liquid heating systems (air-conditioning units, radiators etc.)
Why is there a high demand for plumbers in the UK?
Demand in the plumbing industry will always be high in the UK; with construction becoming the largest growing sector, new jobs will always be available. (link to construction growth)