Whether you’re fresh out of education or have been looking for opportunities for a while, PH247 Plumbing and Heating could be the employer you have been looking for.
Forget all you have experienced or imagined about industry apprenticeships. We are a lean, forward-thinking employer, determined to be a breath of fresh air and dedicated to providing positive direction and real opportunities for our apprentices.
We want to make a positive difference to the lives of as many people as possible – and that extends to our workforce as well as our customers.
The future of the plumbing and heating industry
After decades of stability, the plumbing and heating industry is now in a precarious position. It is becoming outdated and has failed to attract and engage with the next generation of engineers. As a result, it is now suffering from the effects of an ageing workforce. Every year, more and more plumbers and heating engineers hang up their adjustable spanners, leading to severe skills shortages.
But where there is a problem, there is always an opportunity!
It is clear to us that the plumbing and heating industry needs to change to attract the dynamic, forward-thinking individuals who will help transform our society. We are determined to fill that gap by offering high quality standard and degree apprenticeships. In return we, and the industry as a whole, will thrive on fresh new ideas and innovation.
With the creation of new technologies and a change in mentality to embrace eco-friendly living, there is a need to reboot and realign the sector. If you, like us, are excited by this challenge, you could be a perfect fit.
Although we are committed to supporting young people, we also recognise the value of experience. We will never discriminate on the basis of age or any other category. A positive, flexible attitude is what we’re interested in.
Honesty and truth in the information age
In the internet age, customers can access all the information they need at the click of a mouse. They can easily find out what a plumbing or heating job entails and whether they are getting value for money from service providers. They can compare quotes from dozens of companies in seconds and will share their experiences in a flash over social media.
We are committed to total transparency, not only because it makes good business sense but because it’s the right thing to do.
This includes helping customers to educate themselves via cost saving advice, DIY help, eco-friendly tips and fun facts. We practice what we preach too. Not only are we a completely paperless company but we have a goal to be carbon neutral by 2030.
Clear communication is also central to how we work. We won’t make anything more complicated than it needs to be and we always prefer plain language and straight talking to industry jargon.
When serving customers, we don’t scribble down numbers on the back of an envelope. We provide clear and simple quotation packs for the customer to read through and approve in their own time. After the work has been completed, they are given an invoice pack.
This upfront approach extends to our recruitment policy. We have no hidden agenda as to who we want and do not want working with us. Your social class, educational history, ethnic background, age or gender make no difference to us.
We recruit apprentices on the basis of attitude and a shared commitment to our values. If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
Our track record backs up our words. Not only have we been recognised as a top employer at regional level, one of our apprentices was also presented with a national award by the Secretary of State for Education at the House of Commons!
We can’t promise the same level of publicity for all of our apprentices but if we do hire you, you will be given every assistance to develop and flourish in your career. We employ CITB apprenticeship ambassadors who are there to put our apprentices forward at every opportunity.
For a chat about current opportunities with PH247 (or for any plumbing or heating issues you may have) please visit our website to make a no-hassle, no-obligation appointment.