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Meet Archie, Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprentice at AAD Plumbing


We're gearing up for the September 2022 starts of our construction and building services apprenticeship programmes at GC. This month, we're catching up with some of our construction and building services apprentices, to see what inspired them to learn a trade and what they enjoy best about being an apprentice.

Archie is a 1st year plumbing/domestic heating apprentice with a company run by a family member.

“AAD Plumbing & Heating Ltd is the company run by my brother and his friend. So they took me on as an apprentice.

"As a team of three, we get busy as we provide a number of services: everything from first fix installations, bathroom fitting and renovations to changing a washer on a tap.

"It hasn't been a problem combining work and time at the College. James, my trainer at the College has been very supportive. He is always there for us, ready to answer questions. I’ve learnt a lot from him.  

"I am in my 1st year at the moment. When I complete my apprenticeship, I’d like to set up my own business.

"I recommend doing an apprenticeship in Plumbing and Domestic Heating. It gives me the freedom to do what I want to do. You get paid while you are learning and you get your independence."

If you are interested in GC’s Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician apprenticeship, you can access the apprenticeship fact sheet here

In addition to the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician apprenticeship, we also offer the following construction and building services apprenticeships:

Bricklayer Apprenticeship Level 2

Building Services Engineering Installer Apprenticeship Level 2

Building Services Engineering Craftsperson Apprenticeship Level 3

Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2

Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Level 3

Electrical Installation/Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3

Ground Worker Apprenticeship Level 2

Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Level 2

Surveying Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

If your business is interested in training an apprentice in Plumbing & Domestic Heating or other Construction & Building Services disciplines, find out more here, or contact the Employer Training & Apprenticeships team on 01452 563400 or email


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