Friday, June 10, 2016

10 Best Reasons to become a Plumber!

Wavin knows that plumbers are the superheroes of the trades, on call 24/7 to swoop in and save the day, returning your home to working order. So why is it that there is a shortage of plumbers across Europe? It’s a mystery to us, because there are so many rewards and advantages to the trade. 


And it seems to be happening worldwide. In the US alone, manufacturers struggle to fill 200,000 vacant positions. So Wavin recently tweeted to get some feedback on why the youth of today should pick up the installer profession: Calling all Plumbers! We got a great responses, including from HIP, the only magazine for ‘plumbing and heating’ students. Hip’s Managing Editor Celia Matthews is a qualified plumber so she should know. Also, the Association of Heating and Plumbing Contractors Limited (APHC) gave us a simple confirmation for why plumbing is the way to go. Here‘s our top 10.

Top 10 reasons to be a Plumber:

  1. It’s a lucrative trade. Plumbing contractors are one of the highest paid contractors
  2. It’s a skill you keep and use for life
  3. Evolving technology makes it an exciting trade to work in
  4. It’s a sociable job - you get to interact with lots of people every day
  5. You’ll always have work!
  6. Apprenticeship programs help individuals get started. Earn while you learn, while working with qualified licensed plumbers
  7. Economic downturns rarely impact the trades. Work is still needed in good times and bad.
  8. The knowledge and skills for such exacting precision leads to fulfilling job satisfaction.
  9. Hey, you’ll never have to call a plumber– you can do the job yourself
  10. And best of all: plumbers get to work with the best materials out there, like WAVIN’s Hep2O, Tigris and other systems, and so many more amazing plumbing products.



If you are a plumber in Turkey, Italy or the Netherlands, feel free to contact your local Wavin Academy to inquire about hands-on training. In case you’d like to learn more about Wavin materials or want to plan a demo, contact a Wavin Operating Company near you, they are glad to help you along.

Plumbing means health, safety, sanitation and quality of life.  That’s the great pride in the art and science of plumbing…calling all future plumbers!

If you'd like to learm more about our products, contact your local operating company for more information or a demo. We're happy to help!