Plumbing is the UK’s most recession-proof job

Plumbing has been revealed as the most ‘in demand’ job in a survey of the most recession proof job sectors in the UK.  There are currently over 30,000 unfilled plumbing vacancies in the UK, despite figures that show an average plumber earns between £30-35,000 per annum and many earn in excess of £40,000.

According to Train 4 Trade Skills, who provide home-study training courses for plumbers, the wider availability of higher education and the failure of poorly paid apprenticeships lured many people away from practical trades, such as plumbing.

Mike Head, marketing manager for Train 4 Trade Skills said “With a conservative estimate of half a million jobs becoming redundant over the coming year, more and more workers are looking for career switches. Plumbing is well paid, flexible and plumbers are in demand.”

In recent years the jobs shortfall has been exacerbated by demand for British plumbers in Australia. A flood of immigrants filled the skills gap, but now as workers return to their stronger central and eastern European economies, the need for plumbers is greater than it’s ever been.

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  1. Lyn Spencer

    16:53 10 Oct 2008

    where do i get one from?

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