Plumber CV Example + Template (2023 Guide) – CV Plaza

Plumber CV Example + Template (2023 Guide)

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 17 Nov 2022

As a plumber, you will be responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing systems and fixtures.

Competition for this role is high so you will need to have a great plumber CV to increase your chances of getting hired.

This guide gives you all the necessary information, tips and guidance to help you write your perfect CV and secure more job interviews.

Let’s get started!

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Plumber CV example

Tip: Use the plumber CV template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Ethan Martin

57 High Street
Hampstead
RG8 5DL
Mob: 079 4212 3332       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile statement

I am a keen, hard-working, multi-skilled and ambitious qualified Plumber with over five years of experience in installing, repairing and servicing gas appliances and working on a variety of plumbing and heating systems. I am always willing to go the extra mile to deliver a high standard of work and exceed customer needs and expectations.

Achievements

  • 100% positive Customer Service feedback (2013)

Education

2007 – 2009Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing & HeatingHampstead CollegeResults: DDM (Distinction, Distinction, Merit)

Relevant Modules:

  • Central heating systems including boilers and control wiring
  • Gas Supply Systems
  • Improvement of business products and services
  • Complex hot and cold water systems
  • The regulations governing system design, installation & operation
  • Notification of proposed pipe fitting work

2005 – 2007NVQ Levels 2 EAL Plumbing (Domestic) ApprenticeshipICD

Work experience

Oct 2009 – PresentPlumber           Plumbing Solutions Ltd.

Main duties performed:

  • Fitting pipework to kitchen sinks, baths, W.Cs, and central heating boilers
  • Comprehensive installation of bathroom and kitchen systems
  • Installation and maintenance of central heating systems (in both domestic and commercial properties)
  • Unblocking drains and tracing the layout of pipework around the property
  • Refurbishment work to bathrooms and kitchens
  • Working on internal and external doors and frames
  • Monitoring work performance of apprentices and other junior members of staff
  • Ensuring health and safety regulations are followed in all projects

Mar 2009 – Oct 2009 Domestic Plumber and Heating Engineer         1&2 Ltd.

Main duties performed:

  • Fitting and repairing taps, rowans and down pipes
  • Installing and repairing domestic kitchen systems
  • Installing heating and solar panel systems
  • Repairing pipes, sinks, baths, basins, etc.
  • Explaining the system’s user manuals to customers and clients
  • Advising clients on the best products to suit their needs
  • Provided aftercare and future sales advice to clients

Jan 2009 – Mar 2009Self-Employed         Sole Trader

Main duties performed:

  • Working on all aspects of domestic plumbing on a freelance basis
  • Installing and maintaining domestic hot and cold water systems
  • Installing washing machines, dishwashers, cookers, etc.
  • Servicing gas boilers (including aftercare and follow-on appointments)
  • Detecting and locating leaks in pipework and carrying out repairs
  • Inspecting domestic appliances, pipes and electrical systems for problems
  • Fitting bathrooms (from the initial design to the final fitting of the bathroom)

Mar 2007 – May 2007 Apprentice Plumber         Ripon Hardware Centre

Main duties performed:

  • Familiarising with all aspects of the job
  • Detecting and fixing leaking taps
  • Assist senior members of the team with the complete installation of kitchens
  • Carrying out basic diagnostic tests on domestic hot and cold systems

Qualifications

  • Level 2 Diploma in Access to Building Services Engineering (QCF)
  • Basic Plumbing Levels 2 (City & Guilds)
  • Level 1 Certificate Introduction to Plumbing

Skills

  • Excellent communications skills
  • The ability to be skilful and quick with hands (manual dexterity)
  • Physically flexible to reach the most difficult/isolated parts of a system
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good understanding of blueprints and the ability to read instruction manuals
  • Emergency repair work
  • Clean UK Driving License

Hobbies and interests

My hobbies include socialising with family and friends, playing snooker and supporting my local football team. In my spare time, I also enjoy doing small DIY projects on the side in order to improve my practical skills and abilities.

References

Mr Leo Parry
Store Manager, Ripon Hardware Centre
Address: 95 Shire Oak Road, Ripon, YO25 7DE
Tel: 0223 322 2412
Email: [email protected]
Mr Robert Vaughan
Senior Plumber, Plumbing Solutions Ltd.
Address: 9 Fore St, Trench, FY5 2FQ
Tel: 0280 2354 3423
Email: [email protected]

Please note: the above CV Example is presented in the UK format and layout.


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How to structure and format your plumber CV

  • Follow a standard CV format: It’s true that there is not a single “correct way” of writing a CV. However, employers are accustomed to certain formats and if you deviate too much from that your CV will stand out for the wrong reasons! A typical CV contains the following sections in order: personal details, personal profile, achievements, education, employment, skills, hobbies and references. This format works well because ensures that the most important information is presented first. You can swap the education and employment sections depending on your preference and circumstances.
  • Use short sentences, bullet points and subheadings.
  • Effectively use white space: White space, in graphics design, refer to the area without any text, graphics or elements. Using a good amount of white space on your CV gives it a clear structure and improves its legibility.
  • The ideal length of your CV: Long CVs that contain a lot of information are usually rejected by employers. The maximum length of your CV should be 2 A4 pages.

  • How to write a plumber CV (step-by-step guide)

    Personal details

    Personal details cv

    The first part of your CV consists of your personal details such as name, address, phone number and email address.

    Tips:

    • Make your name the main heading of your CV
    • Use a professional email address (not [email protected]!)

    Example:

    Personal profile

    CV personal profile

    Next, you need to write a powerful personal profile.

    A personal profile is a short statement, consisting of 3-4 sentences, that gives a brief overview of your personal characteristics, experience and abilities. Consider it as an introduction to your CV. Studies have shown that employers value the inclusion of personal profiles on CVs and use them to make their final judgement on candidates.

    Plumber CV personal profile statement:

    I am a punctual, hardworking and motivated plumber with over two years of experience in the industry. My extensive knowledge of plumbing systems has enabled me to work in a variety of settings including domestic homes, commercial sites and educational facilities. I have experience in installing and maintaining pipework for sinks, baths, toilets, taps, washing machines, dishwashers and central heating systems.

    Achievements

    Achievements

    Next, list down some of your key accomplishments and achievements.

    You can mention examples from your studies, work or life in general. Your achievements could be many things, including awards received, promotions, good grades, good performance at work, excellent customer feedback, etc.

    Example:
    • Proven track record of completing jobs to a high and professional standard
    • Excellent customer service, evident from the high number of repeat customers

    Employment and work experience

    Employment work experience

    The employment and work experience section is the part that employers are the most interested in so you need to spend more time perfecting it.

    Give details about your previous jobs, employment and work experience. Types of jobs you can include in this section include full-time, part-time and voluntary positions.

    March 2021 – Present Plumber         C.H Plumbing Services

    Main duties and responsibilities performed:

    • Measured, installed and maintained pipework for plumbing systems
    • Planned and installed new bathroom and kitchen units
    • Installed electric showers, washing machines and dishwashers
    • Installed, cleaned and unblocked drains
    • Installed new WC pans and repaired existing toilets
    • Fitted new taps, sinks and basins
    • Provided excellent customer service
    • Adhered to strict health and safety regulations at all times

    Plumber duties to add to your CV

    • Maintain and repair plumbing systems (such as water/heating systems and drainage networks) to facilitate the distribution of water and gas through pipes, fittings and fixtures.
    • Install and repair kitchens, bathrooms, showers, flooring and windows.
    • Plan and install new pipework.
    • Cut and join pipes and fittings.
    • Fault finding – diagnose and fix leaks and faults in plumbing systems.
    • Respond to emergency call-outs.
    • Perform minor electrical works, ground maintenance and decoration.

    Education and training

    Education section

    Now, write down the details of your education and qualifications.

    What to include in this section:

    • Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
    • College-level courses such as A-Levels and BTECs
    • Technical and professional qualifications
    • Work and vocational training received
    • GCSEs or equivalent qualifications

    Don’t worry if you don’t have an impressive degree to list here. Being a plumber is a hands-on job and experience is far more important than formal education. In fact, employers prefer professional training qualifications over a degree in this role.

    Example:
    2019-2021NVQ in Plumbing and Domestic Heating (Level 2)Stafford CollegeGrade achieved: Distinction.

    Relevant Modules:

    • Domestic hot and cold water systems
    • Central heating systems
    • Environmental technologies
    • Gas safety
    • 2017 – 2019
      Results: 8 GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including Maths and English.
      GCSEsWindsor School

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    The qualifications section of your CV should contain a list of additional qualifications that you have gained on top of the education that you have listed in the previous section. Mostly, these are professional training qualifications.

    Example:
    • Level 1 in Plumbing – Shrewsbury College
    • NCFE Level 1 Award in Health and Safety Awareness

    Skills

    Key skills

    Next, list down some of your key skills and strengths that are relevant to the job.

    Skills are your expertise and talents to do a job or task well.

    Skills are divided into two categories:

    1. Soft skills: These skills relate to your personality and character. For example, communication skills, interpersonal skills and time management skills.
    2. Hard skills: These are technical, quantifiable skills that have been developed through learning or experience. For example, programming, building a shed or designing a product prototype.

    You should include a mixture of both soft and hard skills because both types are required to be a successful plumber.

    Example:
    • Comprehensive knowledge of buildings, construction and plumbing systems.
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced work environment, demonstrated in completed jobs in emergency situations or under tight deadlines.
    • Excellent customer service skills, demonstrated in completed jobs to the complete satisfaction of clients.
    • Good knowledge of health and safety standards and regulations.

    Useful skills to add to your plumber CV

    • Plumbing and piping
    • Using hand and power tools
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Knowledge of construction and buildings
    • Diagnostic and problem-solving skills
    • The ability to work quickly and efficiently
    • The ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
    • Full driving licence

    Hobbies and interests (optional)

    Hobbies interests

    Mentioning some of your relevant hobbies and interests can add value to your CV.

    For example, mentioning that you enjoy playing tennis as a hobby indicates to the employer that you are athletic, fit and healthy. This will work in your favour as a plumber’s job is very laborious and hands-on and requires a good level of fitness.

    Guidelines:

    1. Only mention interests that are relevant to the job
    2. Don’t mention more than 3-4 hobbies or interests.
    3. Keep it short and concise

    Example:
    In my free time, I enjoy watching documentary programs on TV, spending time with my family and exercising twice a week at my local gym.

    References

    references

    The last section of your CV contains details of your references.

    Your references are people whose details you give to the employer so that they can vouch for your character, skills and abilities. They should be people who know you well and must have worked with you in the past.

    Your references could be many people including your former employer, manager, teacher, coach, etc. They cannot be a friend or family member.

    Example:
    Mr Edward Morrison
    Managing Director, 360 Heating Co. Ltd.
    Address: 6 North Road, Lot, L83 1BN
    Tel: 07663578393
    Email: [email protected]
    Mrs Beth Fisher
    Plumber and Heating Engineer, Plumbing 21
    Address: 19 Salmon Rd, Deer, D22 4PQ
    Tel: 078743563111
    Email: [email protected]

    Note: If you do not wish to disclose your references on your CV, you should write, “References are available upon request.”

    Tips to make your plumber CV more effective

    • Focus on your skills and abilities: Being a plumber is not an easy job. It requires a lot of skill, effort and know-how to do your job well. Your CV should mainly revolve around your skills and abilities, such as your ability to design plumbing systems, diagnose and repair faults in a timely manner, be punctual and provide excellent customer service at all times. Studies have shown that applicants with skills-focused CVs are three times more likely to be shortlisted for an interview than applicants with duties-focused CVs.
    • Include a cover letter with your CV: To improve the chances of securing a job interview, you should write a tailored cover letter for each job application. A cover letter is a 1-page letter that tells the employer who you are, why you are making this application and why they should consider you as a candidate for the advertised role.
    • Proofread your CV: Before sending your CV to employers, you should double-check it for any spelling or grammar mistakes. You can do this yourself or ask a friend, family member or career advisor to do it for you.

    You’ve now reached the end of this guide.

    If you have followed all the guidelines and tips in this guide, you should now have an impressive plumber CV that will get you job interviews in no time.

    Good luck with your job hunt!

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).
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OVERVIEW

  • SALARY RANGE
    £18.000 – £35.000
  • ENTRY
    Work Experience
  • WORKING HOURS
    40+ hours per week

Competencies

  • Practical Skills
    Having hands-on experience with using tools and equipment
  • Planning
    Working in an organised and systematic manner to accomplish a variety of jobs
  • Observation Skills
    Paying close attention to every aspect of the task or project
  • Problem Solving
    Excellent problem-solving skills to deal with issues or emergencies when required
  • Customer Service
    Ensuring the customer’s needs, expectations and requirements are met
  • Precision
    The ability to work with  exact and accurate measurements

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