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Plumbers love working with their hands, solving problems, and putting things together. If this sounds like a great way to spend your working day, you could have a bright future in the trades.

Find out more about what plumbers do, and where your career can take you.

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Apprenticeship

All plumbers start at the beginning – with an apprenticeship.  During your apprenticeship you’ll learn the skills you need to become a fully qualified plumber.

Find out more about how your apprenticeship is structured, how long it will take, and how much it will cost 

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How to get started

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Find an employer

The first step is to find a plumber who will take you on as an apprentice, be your employer, and offer you a job. You’ll need to find an employer before you start your apprenticeship.

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Choose a training provider

In the meantime, have a look around for a training provider that suits you. This is where you’ll do your off-job learning. You’ll need to let your Skills Account Manager know which provider you want to go with when you sign up.

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Sign up

Once you and your employer are ready to get started, you should give us a call on 0508 SKILLS (754 557). There’s a couple of forms you’ll need to fill out together, so we’ll send these to you. Once we’ve received and processed your documents, a Skills Account Manager will get in touch with you or your employer. They’ll run through an induction so you can kick off your training on the right foot.

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Continuing Professional Development

The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board is committed to CPD as a valuable tool to assist in maintaining and improving the competence of registered tradespeople, and as a consequence - to protect the health and safety of members of the public.

For licence renewals for 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

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