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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 SNIJIB (Scottish and Northern Ireland Joint Industry Board), 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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
13604
2.2 %
RISE
2023
13905
  United Kingdom
2018
103653
0.2 %
RISE
2023
103860

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Scottish and Northern Ireland Joint Industry Board (SNIJIB)
Tel: 0131 524 1225
E-mail: info@snijib.org
Website: http://www.snijib.org

SNIJIB regulates and controls employment, health and safety competence, wages and welfare benefits in the plumbing industry.

Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers' Federation (SNIPEF)
Tel: 0131 556 0600
E-mail: info@snipef.org
Website: http://www.snipef.org.uk/
Website (2): http://www.becomeaplumber.org/apprenticeship.htm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Snipef/123002191106977

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