Licensed plumbers must spend time on an internship.
Plumbers are responsible for installing and keeping pipes running in a home or office building. There are two common ways for a person to become a plumber: by taking an apprenticeship or by going to a vocational school. Vocational schools cost money and you don’t earn any money while learning. Becoming an apprentice plumber can be the best way to become a plumber because you can earn while learning. A good place to start your journey to becoming an apprentice plumber is to get in touch with local plumbers.
A plumber may be responsible for installing water fixtures.
Before you start planning how to become an apprentice plumber, make sure you want to work in pipes as your career. In most areas, apprentices must be at least 16 years of age. You may need to obtain a work permit from a school to apply and accept an internship.
Then contact plumbers in your area and ask if they are looking for an apprentice. You should find a list of local plumbers in the phone book. Be prepared to tell them why you want to work in this field and what your qualifications are. Let the plumber know what other qualities you can bring to the job, such as reliability and responsibility. Don’t be ashamed to declare your good qualities.
Many schools help students find suitable learning programs.
Make sure you can pass a drug test. Most plumbers are not interested in hiring apprentices who will not be able to perform to the best of their abilities. Employers are also looking for someone they can train to become part of their team in the future. Drug tests are becoming more common, so expect to have to take one.
Find out if the plumber under which you want to become an apprentice plumber is certified if necessary. Requirements vary by state and country, with some areas requiring a written exam. Even if your location doesn’t have any legal requirements, you still want to work for someone who is certified, if possible. This could indicate that they have knowledge to share with you.
In many cases, when you become a plumber’s apprentice, you agree to start working for a low salary. After proving your worth, you can climb the ladder and reach a higher salary. An apprenticeship usually lasts at least three years, and often longer.