The UK governments Warm Front grants scheme is expected to increase the demand for people who have taken relevant plumbing training or gas courses.
The Warm Front grants have been introduced by the government to provide funding for insulation, heating and boilers and are aimed at people on disability or certain income related benefits. The grants provide funding of up to £3,500 for regular household heating.
The Scheme was launched last year and very quickly allocated its entire budget. This resulted in them having to turn down requests from many eligible homeowners. The scheme is set to open again in April this year and due to its continuing demand the need for people who have taken relevant plumbing training is again going to soar.
Why will demand for plumbers soar?
Warm front grants include funding for the following, most of which are covered in our relevant plumbing training:
- Loft insulation
- Draught proofing
- Cavity wall insulation
- Hot water tank insulation
- Gas, electric or oil heating
This means that if a plumber has taken related plumbing training in heating work then they will be eligible to carry out work on heating systems.
The average plumber can earn up to £25,000 if they work by themselves with some top earners earning up to £40,000. Doing the relevant plumbing training is vital to earning potential. If you are interested in increasing you’re earning potential – or want to find out more about what types of plumbing training is available – then take a look at our plumbing courses.