- Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems
- Plumbing and domestic heating technicians can find themselves working inside or outside a property
- Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities as they can often find themselves working in customers’ homes as well as on building sites
- The exact job depends on the employer, though all plumbers have the skills and knowledge to get the job done properly and safely
A plumbing and domestic heating technician will need to be able to
- Work at height
- Work alone or with little supervision
- Build relationships
- Read building and engineering drawings
- Understand heating control wiring and circuit diagrams
- Choose materials and equipment
- Carry out accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing of pipe
- Inspect and test installations
- Diagnose and fix faults
- Write reports
As you can see, the job is varied and interesting and can offer a challenging career. The training programme that you will be following as a JTL apprentice has been designed to help you by meeting and delivering training to these standards and expectations.
The advertised Apprentice wage will increase yearly or upon completion of progressive stages. After initially qualifying, you could go on to supervisory roles, senior management positions or even running your own business.
You must ensure you load an up-to-date copy of your CV to your JTL profile in addition to following the application instructions to complete your application for this vacancy.
Knowledge and skills are important and the training is demanding.
Key personal attributes include:
- Good practical skills to work with hand and power tools
- The ability to follow technical drawings and instructions
- A methodical approach to work
- An ability to pay close attention to detail
- A commitment to keep up to date with industry developments
- The ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
- Good communication skills
- The ability to work at height
- Normal colour vision
- A thorough understanding of safety rules and regulations
The work is quite complex. You need to be reasonably physically fit, have good practical aptitude and be willing to learn.
All candidates must complete the JTL Entry Assessment.
As part of the JTL Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician apprenticeship, you'll be in full time employment with a local company receiving a decent wage from day one. You'll spend time learning your trade by gaining hands-on experience working on-site with your employer, as well as attending a JTL approved college or training centre to learn the theoretical knowledge you will need.
You will be working towards a level 3 apprenticeship. The apprenticeship comprises the following qualifications:
• City & Guilds or BPEC Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Qualification
· Industry certifications specific to fuel type• Functional skills may be required to be undertaken at the following levels if you do not have equivalent qualifications (such as GCSEs) at time of starting the apprenticeship: Level 2 English and Level 2 maths
Once you have successfully completed the training and qualifications, JTL and your employer will decide when you are ready to take the End Point Assessment (EPA). The EPA for this apprenticeship consists of a multiple-choice test, a design project, a practical installation test, a practical application test and a professional discussion.
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