Jobholders in this unit group assemble, install, maintain and repair plumbing fixtures, heating and ventilating systems and pipes and pipeline systems in commercial, residential and industrial premises and public buildings.
There are no formal academic requirements although GCSEs/S grades are advantageous. NVQs/SVQs in Mechanical Engineering Services are available at Levels 2 and 3. Apprenticeships are available for plumbing and lead to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £31,000 per annum and can progress up to £39,000 per annum.
There are currently 22,601 employed Plumbers & Heating & Ventilating Engineers in the region.