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The role of a Plumber can involve numerous tasks, including the installation and maintenance of heating systems, repair of sanitation systems, the fitting of domestic appliances, the installation of air-conditioning units and helping to fit bathrooms. Plumbers may also be hired to undertake emergency plumbing repairs.
Qualifications and personal qualities
It takes around four years to become a fully-qualified Plumber, so dedication is required for those considering the profession. In the UK you'll need an NVQ Diploma (Levels 2 and 3) in Plumbing and Domestic Heating. You will also need to find a work placement in which you can practice the tasks involved in the practical parts of your Diploma. Another common route into this job is an apprenticeship. 3 GCSEs with grades of A-C in English, Maths and Science are required for this.
Personal qualities for the role include being friendly and good at communication, being patient, a quick learner, with good manual dexterity, and superb problem-solving abilities.
Hours and rates of pay
Plumbing is normally a 9-5, 40 hour a week job, but some roles will involve unsociable hours. Those on emergency call-out must be ready to work at night, often at short notice.
As a profession that is still under-served, pay for Plumbers is generally good. Newly-qualified Plumbers can expect around £21,000 per year, while more experienced Plumbers may earn between £30,000 and £35,000 per year.
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