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.
100% positive Customer Service feedback (2013)
2007 – 2009
Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing & Heating
Results: DDM (Distinction, Distinction, Merit)
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
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 2009
Self-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
Level 2 Diploma in Access to Building Services Engineering (QCF)
Basic Plumbing Levels 2 (City & Guilds)
Level 1 Certificate Introduction to Plumbing
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.
Mr Leo Parry Store Manager, Ripon Hardware Centre Address: 95 Shire Oak Road, Ripon, YO25 7DE Tel: 0223 322 2412 Email:[email protected]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
NVQ in Plumbing and Domestic Heating (Level 2)
Grade achieved: Distinction.
Domestic hot and cold water systems
Central heating systems
2017 – 2019 Results: 8 GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including Maths and English.
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.
The ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
Full driving licence
Hobbies and interests (optional)
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.
Only mention interests that are relevant to the job
Don’t mention more than 3-4 hobbies or interests.
Keep it short and concise
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.
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.
Mr Edward Morrison Managing Director, 360 Heating Co. Ltd. Address: 6 North Road, Lot, L83 1BN Tel: 07663578393 Email:[email protected]
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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