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. 

  • Free starter toolkit for apprentices in their first year*
  • Free study books for apprentices to support with theoretical knowledge
  • Support from a dedicated JTL Training Officer
  • Access to our free recruitment service
  • Practical training in fully equipped and supervised workshops
  • Free advice and support from theElectrical Industries Charity
  • Access to the JIB Registered Electrician Skills Development Fund
  • A JIB Apprentice card
  • Help accessing funds to support with training costs
  • Ofsted have consistently awarded us as a GOOD Provider
  • Our Regional and National Awards which celebrates high achieving apprentices
  • Apprentices will gain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card – to evidence they have the appropriate training and qualifications and are safe to work on construction sites.

**Once you have completed 3 months of your apprenticeship.

Career progression

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

As a fully qualified electrician you can go on to earn over £34k per year (£34,959)*

*Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2022 provisional data complied by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Data is published annually in November.

How to apply

1 – Complete online application form


2- Pass our JTL initial assessment

3- Take an electrical colour blind test with a qualified Optician