How to become a plumber

Are you interested in becoming a plumber?

If you are interested in becoming a plumber, did you know a plumbing apprenticeship can offer you a great way of achieving your goal?

Apprenticeships are work-based, government funded, training programme for people aged 16 and over that lead to a nationally recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships are suitable for you if you are just starting out in your career, or if you have been working for some time in the sector and want to get formal qualifications. They are also suitable for you if you have been working in a different sector and you are looking to change careers.

Apply now to kickstart a rewarding career as a plumber with a JTL plumbing  apprenticeship.

About JTL

JTL is one of the largest work-based learning providers in England and Wales working with over 3,800 businesses from large corporations to small local suppliers. We currently work with 8,000 learners and train more apprentices than anyone else in the building services engineering sector.

We are helping thousands of people in England and Wales to launch exciting careers as electricians in the building services engineering sector through our electrical engineering apprenticeship course.

Why choose JTL

We offer a range of benefits for both apprentices and their employers. 

    • JTL Training Centres and partner colleges located throughout England and Wales
    • Free starter toolkit in your first year*
    • Free study books
    • Dedicated training officer
    • Free recruitment service
    • Full equipped workshops at our dedicated training centres
    • Dedicated support/EIC/JIB registered electrician skills development fund
    • JIB PMES apprentice card
    • Help accessing funds
    • Free recruitment process for employers
    • Ofsted Grade 2 GOOD Provider
    • Regional national awards
    • CSCS card

    *Once you have completed 6 months of your apprenticeship.

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Career progression

Fully qualified plumbers can progress into roles such as supervising an apprentice, supervisory roles, project management roles, owning and managing their own business, advanced engineering, design and planning, teaching or training others.

As a fully qualified plumber you can go on to earn close to £32,000 per year (£31,695 )*

*Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2021 complied by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Data is published annually in November.



How to apply


Complete online application form


Pass our JTL initial assessment


Take an electrical colour blind test