Become a Union Plumber
Union Plumbers Ensure our Safety
The work of a plumber is essential to the safety and health of everyone in the world. Building and maintaining water and sewer systems is one of the most important aspects contributing to the health of humans. Plumbing is important work that can affects everybody’s health and well-being, and because of this, the work requires a highly trained and skilled workforce.
Plumbers work in a variety of settings including residential, commercial and industrial, where they complete a variety of tasks including installing, maintaining and repairing potable water and wastewater systems.
The outlook for plumbing work is great. With the demand for green technologies on the rise and many in the workforce reaching retirement age, the need for plumbing apprentices continues to rise.
United Association Plumber Training
Just like other United Association (UA) tradesmen and tradeswomen, those who wish to become plumbers must complete the five-year UA registered apprenticeship program.
As apprentices, plumbers earn while they learn. Plumbing apprentices train on-the-job where they learn the day-to-day realities of the job from highly skilled and experienced journeymen plumbers. They then take this work experience and combine it with the classroom instruction they receive at their UA training center to become well-rounded, skilled plumbers. As apprentices, plumbers receive a great wage and high quality benefits.
As apprentices, plumbers earn certifications to make them more employable by providing them with additional work opportunities. After completing their apprenticeship program and becoming journeymen, plumbers are strongly encouraged to further their education by regularly taking upgrade classes to maintain or expand their certifications and ensure they are up-to-date with the industry’s latest technological advancements.