Job of the Week – Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers

It’s that time of the week again as we bring you all the latest information on the best jobs in the Sheffield City Region!

Job of the Week is here to bring you all the latest information on occupations in the Sheffield City Region to help you decide whether it may be the right career path for you, or not for that matter.

This week we’re arming you with the latest and most up to date information for Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers!

As you can see in the table below, there are currently 1,911 Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers employed in the Sheffield City Region working for companies, whilst there are an additional 234 people registered as self-employed in this occupation.

Jobs (2015) % Change (2015-2020) Median Earnings
1,911 10.7% £11.84/hr

It is a fantastic time to be getting into Plumbing and Heating and Ventilation Engineering as there is set to be a massive 10.7% increase of employed jobs within the Sheffield City Region. This even outperforms the overall anticipated growth of the country! Over the next 5 years a 10.7% increase in the sector will result in a whopping 204 new jobs created as a Plumber and Heating and Ventilating Engineer taking the total to 2,115.

In the Sheffield City Region average earnings for a Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineer are £11.84 per hour. Starting salaries usually vary between £18,000 and £22,000 a year (once you’ve come and got your qualification from The Sheffield College) and with a bit of work and experience you could be earning up to £35,000 a year!

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  Region 2015 Jobs 2020 Jobs % Change
Sheffield City Region 1,911 2,115 10.7%
Nation 96,537 103,504 7.2%

So, as a quick recap, why should you become a Plumber and Heating and Ventilation Engineer? For starters, there is set to be a 10.7% job growth in the Sheffield City Region as opposed to just 7.2% across the nation. Oh, and, once qualified, you’ll start with a salary of around £18,000 a year which could rise to about £35,000 a year! Not bad at all.

That’s all well and good, but what do you actually need to be good at and interested in to become a Plumber and Heating and Ventilation Engineer? Well…

You will need:

  • The ability to follow technical drawings, building plans and other instructions
  • Good practical skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • A careful and well-ordered approach to work
  • A reasonable level of fitness
  • An awareness of safety issues and legal regulations
  • The ability to work as part of a team and alone
  • Good communication and customer care skills
  • The ability to take accurate measurements
  • Good team-working skills
  • To adapt quickly to changing situations

Sound good? At The Sheffield College Olive Grove campus we have just opened our state-of-the-art Centre for Technology, Engineering and Design offering courses and apprenticeships in our amazing Plumbing and Engineering workshops. To find out more, please follow http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/courses/list/?c=plumbing

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