Hints & Tips for the Practical Plumber is a unique and essential guide for all plumbing students leaving college and plumbers wanting to set up on their own, and can even be used to help complete the NVQ2 qualification. Based on over 9 years of experience working as a plumber, Jo Lawrence’s insights and practical tips ensure that the transition from college to the real world of plumbing is a pain-free and positive step. Designed to build confidence and help plumbers navigate the often scary realities of setting up on their own, Hints & Tips is the must-have handbook for all plumbers.
This handbook is suitable for students leaving college with City & Guilds or NVQ Level 2 Certificates: 6089, 6035, 6129, 6189 (or the equivalent) with or without a formal apprenticeship. It supports those searching for placements to gain the necessary experience, and makes a handy encouragement for anyone who has attempted to go into the plumbing industry in the past but has not managed to get a work placement.
“Most plumbing books are written for students training as plumbers, not for plumbers plumbing in the real world. In my experience, many students that train in college can’t find someone to take them on to show them the ropes, and so fall back into other jobs. Hints & Tips teaches them how to turn their college skills into a thriving business, teaching them what they don’t learn in college about how to plumb,” Jo comments on the inspiration behind her book.