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There are over 13,500 plumbing and heating companies covering 2500 towns and cities in the UK, undertaking installation, emergency repairs and maintenance. The UK plumbing sector is worth £17.2billion, with a 4.3% annual growth over the past five years.

Becoming a plumber can be a lucrative career choice. In the UK the average daily rate for a plumber is between £150 and £200, which could work out to you earning £1,000 a week. This is an industry that is seeing wages increase as well, due to demand. The plumbing industry is facing a skill shortage and a career in this industry could be well paid and a rewarding career choice.

Experienced Tutors

All lecturers are fully qualified plumbers with years of experience

Earning Potential

Hourly rate: Up to £15.80 per hour Annual Salary: Up to £35,000 per year

Hands on Training

Weekly workshop sessions ensure development of practical skills

Job satisfaction

86% of plumbers would recommend the trade as a career

Key information about Plumbing at SSC

All plumbing courses are split into practical based sessions held in the purpose built plumbing workshop and theory based sessions delivered in a classroom environment.

All tutors are fully qualified within the plumbing industry and are keen to share their knowledge and skills with you. You also attend regular progress sessions where we set targets and check that you are fulfilling your potential.

You can become a…
  • Plumber
  • Domestic Heating Engineer
  • Domestic Heating Installer
  • Plumbing and Domestic Heating Installer
  • Plumbing and Domestic Heating Engineer
  • Building Service Engineer
  • Water Regulations Inspector
  • Project Engineer
  • Gas Engineer
  • Project Manager

Take the next step with a career in Plumbing

Adult Apprentice
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You don’t just need to have left school to become an apprentice, we have apprenticeship offers for all ages and are a great way for adults to retrain for a new career. Whatever destination you’ve set your sights on, an apprenticeship will help you get there.

Apprenticeship vacancies

Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

#CreateYourCareer with us.


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