Plumbing & Drainlaying
Licensed plumbers and drainlayers install and maintain the pipes, fixtures and fittings that supply water, as well as set up, modify and repair drains for waste removal. Whether this is on large commercial construction sites or in a residential setting, plumbing and drainlaying is a hands-on trade which requires technical knowledge and logical thinking.
The trade has a significant shortage of skilled labour, driving demand for qualified tradespeople and heightening future salary potential. Additionally, due to the Christchurch rebuild and Auckland construction boom, employment prospects for plumbers and drainlayers is likely to remain strong.
An ATT plumbing and drainlaying apprenticeship is structured over 4 years (8,000 hours) of on-the-job work experience with your host business, as well as 12-14 week-long block courses (or night classes where applicable). On completion of the required unit standards you will achieve the National Certificates in Plumbing and Drainlaying Level 4. Once licensed, you can further your qualification to become a certified plumber and drainlayer. For more information on certificationship, click here.
For more information about becoming a plumber & drainlayer and what you can expect to earn once qualified, click here.