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Plumber

Plumber working with a blow torch on copper pipe

A plumber uses a variety of tools to install and repair all forms of piping, drainage and central heating systems, both indoors and out. They also install appliances such as gas cookers and fires. They work in commercial and residential buildings.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Apprentice plumber rates for Scotland are set by the Scottish and Northern Ireland Joint Industry Board (SNIJIB), in line with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW).

The hourly rate for a qualified plumber starts at around £13.00 rising to around £25.00 an hour.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Look for a job with private firms, local authorities, gas companies and the chemical industry.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
14194
3 %
RISE
2029
14617
  United Kingdom
2024
127843
4.7 %
RISE
2029
133838

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

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