Plumbing and heating apprenticeship RMWS Plumbing & Heating

Plumbing and heating apprenticeship. You will learn all aspects of plumbing and heating, including gas work and some small commercial plumbing/gas work. Candidates should apply if they are keen to develop skills and knowledge in this trade and have good work ethic.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,355.20 to £24,382.80

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Typical working week will be 8am - 4pm , Monday to Friday. Some work may involve travelling so start time maybe earlier and finish could be later. As working week could be longer than 40 hours this role is for an 18+ year old.

    Total hours per week: 45.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working alongside myself (business owner) to learn new skills .
  • Apprentice will be encourage to get hands on with tasks.
  • Apprentice will learn how to manage jobs, ordering of materials, process of how jobs run.
  • Installing heating systems.
  • Maintenance work on taps, toilets etc.
  • Installing basins, toilets and baths. 
  • Gas work.



The training you will be getting

Apprentice will at the end of there course earn a Level 3 Plumbing & Heating Technician. 

Training will be at Highbury Campus - City of Portsmouth College.

It will be one day a week training at the college.

Functional skills if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The apprentice will be encourage once finished their training to have more independance by running and managing jobs on their own. Futher training can be provided to the apprentice should it be necessary to futher their career. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2) Desired

Things to consider

A plumbing and heating apprenticeship is a physical trade to get in to, so will be lifting heavy objects often. Working days can be potentially long due to needing to get the job done.

About the employer

RMWS Plumbing & Heating are a small company local to Portsmouth . Covering all aspects of plumbing, heating,gas and occasionally some commercial work.


RMWS Plumbing & Heating



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Plumbing and domestic heating technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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