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scott_d

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A very good point about how an employer would have to pay for me rather than me earning them money. I currently work full time so would find it very difficult to be able to get on with a plumber for a couple of days a week as my missus works weekends and I look after my daughter.

Would there be any kind of company where I can use my current skills (I'm a skilled welder) that would also allow me to finish my plumbing quals? That way I wouldn't be a burden and could still get the papers I want. Any ideas?
Pipe fitter / pipe welder
 

Ric2013

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In Italy, practically every time-served (or old) plumber can weld. It's a useful skill when working with steel pipe as it saves on time and expense of fittings, especially on larger diameters of pipe.

In the UK, low carbon steel tube is largely reserved for commercial projects.

If you are an experienced welder, you may find it easier to get a job for a firm that works in commercial and industrial settings than in domestic. Otherwise your welding skill will not really be an extra asset to the firm.
 

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