Earnings for Plumbers Increased as Industry Hits Stride

In February 2021, the earnings of plumbers increased by about 4.8% as the construction industry hit its peak after several years. According to the Hudson Contract, the average weekly pay of the plumber increased to £983 during February.

Many contractors are seeing a high demand for plumbing contractors across England and Wales. Most of the people who are in the plumbing business are booked for days with orders. 

The pandemic has brought a lot of trouble for many businesses, but the plumbing sector has fought its way through and is growing as well. 

Why Choose Plumbing as a Career?

Following are a few reasons to become a plumber. 

  • An attractive wage: Day by day the demand for skilled plumbers is increasing, due to which wages are also rising. According to a survey, the average annual plumber salary is around £25,050 in the UK. Moreover, as you gain experience in plumbing, you could expect a yearly salary of around £40,000.
  • Job satisfaction: Similar to other trades, plumbing offers you job satisfaction. It is because plumbing is a specialised profession, and you need to learn skills as well as techniques for it. Also, there is always a high demand for skilled plumbers, which means your plumbing job is secure too.
  • No experience needed: When you think about starting your career as a plumber, you do not need any experience for it. But, yes, you need to go through with an apprenticeship program. Or, you may also learn the skills by joining any plumbing firm as a trainee. 
  • Ideal for those who are social: When you become a plumber, it gives you an opportunity to go to different locations for treating plumbing issues. In a day you may need to visit many houses, thus if you love to be social it is a great career for you.

Wrapping Up

All in all, plumbing is a good career option for current situations and for the future. Moreover, the UK government’s new scheme for plumbers makes this profession more valuable. 

The UK Government’s New Scheme for Future Plumbers

The UK government aims to address plumbers and wants to attract new talent to this sector. They recently announced new reforms to its apprenticeship funding system.

With the rise of smart products and home automation systems, plumbers have to work with new devices that didn’t exist many years ago. It gives opportunities to skilled workers to grow and also creates more opportunities for the next generation. The government also emphasized this on World plumbing Day this year.

The UK government aims to address plumbers and wants to attract new talent to this sector. They recently announced new reforms to its apprenticeship funding system. The government targets to help young deprived people to get into an apprenticeship. 

With this aim, Ideal Standard is working in partnership with the following organizations:

  • Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE)
  • Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) 
  • Design education body FIESTA. 

They are helping to fund the schemes for plumbers when the pandemic is causing troubles for apprenticeships. Three-fifths of apprentices lost their job due to uncertainties during the pandemic. 

How the Government is Helping Plumbers 

Ideal Standard is offering apprenticeship training within the CIPHE network through different businesses. They are trying to help youngsters to gain education and experience in the plumbing field. Some top learning providers will train these youngsters in the UK. These trainers have been selected from the CIPHE network.

The Bathroom Manufacturers Association is offering local apprenticeships around its sites in Hull, Armitage, and London. The Government’s Apprenticeship Levy and Ideal Standard fund these new schemes for plumbers. Also, smaller companies will provide some proportion of funds to offer apprenticeships at this time of the pandemic.

MD of Ideal Standard UK, David Barbar says that this type of scheme is new in the industry. It is a good opportunity to lead the young talent and apprentices to begin their careers in the plumbing and heating industry.

The Chief executive of the CIPHE, Kevin Wellman, says that there is already a shortage of plumbing skills in the industry. In addition, they will introduce these schemes are at the exact time.

The UK government has pledged to provide 30,000 new apprenticeships to raise the employability profile of young people. Also, the chancellor confirmed that the government injects an additional £111 million this year for apprenticeships in the UK. 

World Plumbing Day- March 11

The World Plumbing Council selected World Plumbing Day – MARCH 11 – to encourage the professional working in this industry. This day is meant to make these service providers aware of their imperative role they play in the lives of people worldwide.

The World Plumbing Council selected World Plumbing Day – MARCH 11 – to encourage the professional working in this industry. This day is meant to make these service providers aware of their imperative role they play in the lives of people worldwide.

On this day, the plumbing community comes together to build connections and share their knowledge.They also look for more opportunities to improve the quality and access to supply freshwater as well as safe sanitation.

There are several annual World Plumbing Day events that are organized to encourage the plumbers to offer good plumbing sanitation and environmental health.

Why is it Important

For the benefit of all, it is imperative to encourage the role of plumbing to improve public health. They also help preserve the environment by uniting the World Plumbing Industry. 

Plumbers are putting their efforts to deliver fresh water, effective hygiene, and sanitation. As a result, now it is possible to overcome the suffering of deadly diseases like cholera and typhoid. Also, statistical and market research shows a huge demand for plumbers and other tradespersons.

But still there are some parts of the world that do not have the facility of fresh water and sanitation and millions of people are dying every year. So it is important to promote this sector to every corner of the world to deal with such deadly diseases.

How Advance Technology Helps

There are a wide range of plumbing products available to make water as well as energy supplies more sustainable. For instance, rainwater harvesting, recycling water, and conservation of water allows us to preserve and have a healthy water supply.

Moreover, with several new developments in the plumbing industry, it helps to restrict the use of water as well. Further, with low flow shower heads, modern double-flush toilets. Many other products you can see that the plumbing sector is becoming greener and cost effective. Moreover, there are apps that simplify the business and make it run smoothly. 

Wrapping Up

The World Plumbing Council invites everybody to get involved. On this day, plumbers connect with each other joining the World Plumbing Day activities.