If you are thinking about jacking in your plumbing training it could be the worst thing you do for your career. The net is closing in on unscrupulous and untrained trades people including plumbers, electricians, general builders and carpenters. The CITB and the Government are joining forces to push for a greater level of scrutiny when it comes to the levels of workmanship carried out by these and other trades. Starting with training and qualifications, they are insisting that trades people obtain key qualifications that are recognised in their industry. Plumbing training has particularly come under fire with rogue traders being punished in the severest way possible.
In a copy of the Construction Engineer dated 24th June 2011, it was reported how Darryl Sylvester Glyn, 46, was ordered to pay back over 100K to his customers or he would face an additional two years in jail. He is already spending four years in jail having been prosecuted by Yorkshire County Council Trading Standards.
Whilst there are many honest and reliable trades people operating in the UK, there are many rogue traders who think nothing of demanding large amounts of money from their customers and doing very little in return. Jobs are left unfinished, money runs out, more money is demanded, and the cycle continues all at the detriment of the customer. This has got to stop and training seems to be the key lacking factor when it comes to these dodgy dealings. If these trades people had to demonstrate their qualifications whether in plumbing training or another trade, they would fall short of the mark and the customer would not choose them for the job in hand.
Established courses in plumbing training, carpentry training and other trades ensure these trades people have the skills and knowledge they need to do a good job and to follow best practices. The good news is that more and more trades people are stepping up to the mark and ensuring that their training is up to date and that they can prove they are able to carry out high quality work.
Plumbing training is just one direction you can take if you are interested in learning a trade. You can learn so much through an accredited course and diversify into specialist areas that will make you stand out from the crowd.
There are many training companies offering outstanding plumbing training these days. You can take any number of courses to get yourself established in the industry or to further your current knowledge and skills. Browse our range of brilliant plumbing training courses on our website now, or call our helpful team on 0800 345 7492 for more information!