Plumbing and domestic heating technician

Plumbing and domestic heating technician

Plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems

A plumbing and domestic heating technician plans, selects, installs, services, commissions and maintains all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. As an apprentice, you’ll train in the installation of plumbing and heating systems, including accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel boilers as well as pumps, heat emitters, bathroom furniture or controls as part of a cold water, hot water, and central heating, or above ground drainage and rainwater systems. You’ll also be at the forefront of installing new and exciting environmental technologies, such as heat pumps, solar thermal systems, biomass boilers and water recycling systems. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities to demonstrate.


Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements: English and maths at level 2

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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