Our success is built on having brilliant branch and support teams who deliver excellent customer service day in, day out.  Our Apprenticeship Scheme is a way of introducing a new generation of future stars to our business and the opportunities we provide are worth serious consideration for anyone looking to begin or develop a rewarding career in a customer-focused business.

Our Apprenticeship Scheme will give you an opportunity to gain a well-rounded knowledge of your chosen area of our business.  You will be given all the on-the-job training, support and guidance necessary to complete your Level 2 qualification and establish yourself as an important member of our team.  In addition to this, you will be earning £5 per hour - significantly more than you would on other Apprenticeship programmes.

We offer Apprenticeships in Customer Services, Leadership and Management and some other areas too.

We recruit Apprentices all year round and advertise the vacancies as they come up on our website.

Apprenticeship vacancies

If you require any more information or would like to express your interest in our Apprenticeship Scheme, please contact us by clicking here.

Case Studies


Starting a career in a plumbers' merchant wasn't something anywhere near Mikege Augustus' radar when he started looking at career options.  But when the opportunity came up, he could see that it would open a whole new world of opportunities.  Mikege completed his apprenticeship whilst working at the Islington branch.

“I didn't really know what I wanted to do so when this came up it looked really interesting.  I didn't know anything about plumbing or heating before, I picked up so much knowledge in my first year.”

“I'd definitely recommend other branches take on an apprentice – as long as they use them as an apprentice and not just another pair of hands. We're here to develop them and they need to learn the role."

Mikege is not making any firm decisions on where he wants his career to go just yet and is just making sure he gets the most out of his time in branch, learning what he can before considering next steps and looking for further development opportunities.

Mikege has no hesitation in recommending the Plumbase apprenticeship route to other young people looking to start their careers – and his brother has already started!

Work Experience

We fully support the idea of people undertaking work experience with us, whether in one of our branches, warehouses or support offices.

Work experience is a great opportunity to see what aspects of work you like or you’re good at. It will give you the opportunity to get to grips with working – meeting deadlines and working in a team. While this will give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge, it will also help you find out more about the industry.

Please contact your local branch or office where you would like to carry out work experience in the first instance.

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