Plumbing and Heating

Modern Apprenticeship


What's Plumbing and Heating like?

This apprenticeship is ideal for practical people who like solving problems. You'll learn how to:

  • install hot and cold water

  • maintain a central heating system

  • work with different weathering systems

  • use the latest plumbing technology.

Whether you’re working in a commercial, industrial or residential building, you'll expand your knowledge.

Scotland’s plumbing industry is one of the most diverse in the country, so there are many job opportunities. Become a project manager and supervise your own plumbing team. Work as a chartered engineer and develop your own engineering solutions.

Entry requirements

To qualify for this apprenticeship, you need to pass an industry-approved multiple-choice entry test. You need to achieve a 70% pass mark. It includes: 

  • a spatial awareness test

  • a calculation and measurement test

How does it work?

You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider. 

How long will it take?

This Modern Apprenticeship usually takes around 3 years to complete.

How to apply

Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.

You'll apply on or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.

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