Plumbing and domestic heating technician apprenticeship

  • Elmec Southern Limited
  • 6 Lagoon Road, Greater London
  • £6.40 per hour

Would you like to be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of Plumbing services? This JTL delivered Apprenticeship will teach you to become a competent Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician.

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  • Wages
    £6.40 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration

  • Location
    6 Lagoon Road
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Plumbing and Heating
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Plumbing and domestic heating technician (ST0303)
  • Employer
    Elmec Southern Limited


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 pipes

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.

For more information about this vacancy please contact JTL on 0800 085 2308 (Ref ID: 245713)

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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

All candidates must complete the JTL Entry Assessment requirements.

English and Maths at a Level 4 or Grade C or above is desireable

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.

2,000 people a year begin a course delivered by JTL, getting qualifications, real life job experience and realising their potential.

We can get you there too.

The work is quite complex. You need to be reasonably physically fit, have good practical aptitude and be willing to learn.

  • Willingness to learn
  • Good practical aptitude
  • Capable of meeting the physical demands of the work

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.

Please create a JTL Applicant account or logon and take the assessment.

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.

You will still be required to provide proof of Colour Vision. Please download the JTL Colour Vision Certificate from the JTL application system and take it to your local optician and ask them to carry out the test and complete the form for you. Please then upload it to your JTL account before the closing date.

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