Plumber – Cambridge



Apply by: 28 June 2021

Start date: 5 July 2021

Salary: Upto £350 p/week


This is a great opportunity for a dedicated and committed individual who wants to become a fully qualified plumber. Working on site 4 days a week and attending college 1 day.

Job Description

A plumber’s apprentice assists plumbers in the installation of commercial plumbing systems with the intent of becoming a qualified plumber. Apprentice plumbers are often responsible for unclogging drains, including faucet, commode and urinal drains. These apprentices might also be required to repair and replace basic plumbing hardware such as toilet seats and floor drains that are usually located in communal showers.

Apprentice plumbers are required to have both excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the skill of listening and following both simple and complex instructions. Apprentices should have some degree of plumbing experience and/or plumbing qualifications.

Your job could include:

  • installing and repairing water supplies, heating systems and drainage
  • servicing gas and oil-fired central heating systems, boilers and radiators
  • servicing air-conditioning and ventilation units
  • fitting weather-proof materials, joints and flashings to roofs, chimneys and walls.

On all jobs you would use hand and power tools, which could include welding equipment.

Typical Working Week

You will work on site for four days per week and attend college for one day a week. Most site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00.

Person Specification

  • Punctual
  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • Ability and awareness of working safely
  • Self-motivation
  • Desire to learn
  • Has strong self-awareness
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player

Career Progression

It is likely to take 18 months to 3 years to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

On completion of NVQ L2 in plumbing you will gain your blue trade specific CSCS card which enables you to work as a qualified plumber.

Key Training/College Information

K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider.

Qualifications required/desirable

Apprentice plumbers are required to have good written and verbal communications skills, including the skill of listening and following both simple and complex instructions. Apprentices need to have at least Level 1 in Functional Skills or GSCE grade C or above in English and Maths.

It will be an advantage if you have already completed technical certificates in plumbing, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA.