NEWS
13/05/2016
Careers in Building & Construction: Plumber

Careers in Building & Construction: Plumber

For this month’s ‪#‎ShowUsYourTool‬, we went on site at a Simonds Homes project to interview a plumber. Check out the gallery for Matt’s take on shifters, apprenticeships and repetitive radio stations.

Name: Matt
Trade: Plumber
Tool of the trade: Shifter

Are you a plumber and ready to take the next step in your building & construction career? Builders Academy Australia are running the CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services which is a stepping stone towards getting your license and registration. See our course pages for more information, or call us on 1300 LEGEND to speak to one of our consultants today.

CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Plumber

“I’m a second-year apprentice. I could never be bothered sitting down at school, so I got a trade. My brother’s a sparky and I didn’t really want to be a carpenter, so plumbing was the best option.”

Plumber

“Plumbers use the shifter pretty much all day. It’s easier to have one tool rather than a set of spanners. These ones cost fifty to sixty bucks each. You can use cheaper ones but you’ll see heaps of plumbers with these ones, because they’re better.”

Plumber

“Next week they’re training me up to do a different stage: the fit-off, which is where you hook up all the taps to all the water points we’re putting in now during the rough-in. That will be interesting, seeing how all the stuff I’ve been doing for ages fits in with how a house is put together at the end.”

Plumber

“The worst part of my job is the song playing right now. I’m so sick of it! But this speaker is pretty cool – they chucked it in when I bought a bunch of tools. It has bluetooth, you can charge your phone on it – it even has a bottle opener.”

Plumber

“I have heaps of friends at uni complaining about their exams, but when I get home I can do what I want. I have other ambitions and dreams: I’m trying to write my own music. This job gives me the time to do that.” Legend. Thanks Matt!

Are you a plumber and ready to take the next step in your building & construction career? Builders Academy Australia are running the CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services which is a stepping stone towards getting your license and registration. See our course pages for more information, or call us on 1300 LEGEND to speak to one of our consultants today.

CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services