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The future of the Plumbing profession

By Guest Author On May 1, 2011 Under Setting Goals

Lately there has been a lot more focus on young people to stay at school, finish their A levels and carry on to university. This has lead to more vocational routes being ignored. Young people, who maybe to suited to more ‘hands on work’, are being pressured to stay on a more intellectual career path.


The average age of plumbers is high within the profession. This means that the percentage of people training, then entering the occupation is not match the people who are retiring.


With future campaigns to raise tuition fees, an high number of school leavers will be left wondering which career path to choose . Where people once accused universities of making it easy to achieve   a degree, the raise in fees will force schools to show more clearly which other paths are open to school leavers. This will encourage schools to show their students other ways in which they can carry on learning after school, and professions in Plumbing will be one of the avenues in which people can learn while earning.   


There are a few of varying ways in which people can complete a plumbing qualification. Firstly you could attend college courses, where there would be specific training in aspects of pluming. Colleges have close links with the industry, which could lead to employment upon finishing the qualification. Secondly, there are apprenticeship opportunities, working with an employer. There would still be some theoretical aspects to this, and most applicants would attend college either one day a week or in a block week of learning every six weeks.

It is not only students who have been showing more interest in a career in Plumbing. People who have been made redundant   from more office based jobs, have shown an interest in more ‘hands on’ career .

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