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Whilst we continue to have leaking bathroom taps, we'll always need trades - plumbing graduates. Plumbers are in constant high demand, meaning your practical skills and willingness to climb under our blocked sink will never go out of fashion. Let TheBigChoice help you find a selection of graduate trades - plumbing jobs today.

How much can I earn as a Plumber?
Trainee plumbers earn between £12,000 and £15,000 a year. On qualification, you could earn more than £20,000 a year, while experienced plumbers with a network of contacts can earn upwards of £25,000. Depending on the company you work for, you might work shifts and receive an hourly rate – according to Pay Scale, the average hourly rate for a plumber is £10.88 per hour – although hourly overtime pay could be as much as £24.55. A plumber with experience can earn up to £36,047 per year.
What qualifications do I need to be a Plumber?
Because plumbing is a very specialised job, you will need to pass a professional qualification in plumbing in order to secure a permanent role. If you are planning on taking up this route after university, you should look at courses offered by technical colleges in your area.
What skills do I need to be a Plumber?
A plumber is a skilled tradesman who will continually update their skills and experience as newer models and procedures are developed. Becoming a member of a professional body will help you to improve your skills over time. You will be an excellent problem solver, who is able to clearly and quickly find out problems and also have the technical skills needed for this industry.

You’ll also need to have excellent customer facing skills and be able to communicate effectively.

Some skills you’ll need to work as a plumber include:
  • Technical knowledge
  • Problem solving
  • Self-motivation
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Communication skills
What experience do I need to get a job in Plumbing?
You should be able to get practical experience in plumbing as part of the qualification you take after university. If this is not the case, contact companies directly and ask if you can shadow a member of staff or come in for work experience during your free time.