What is a SNIJIB recognised apprenticeship?

A SNIJIB Apprenticeship is the only recognisable route to become a fully graded operative with the Plumbing and Heating Industry. The Modern Apprenticeship in Domestic Plumbing and Heating takes 4 years to complete.

The apprenticeship consists of gaining mainly ‘on the job’ experience and 33 weeks ‘off the job’ studying at college, completing the SVQ Level 3 MES Domestic Plumbing and Heating (normally day or block release at college).

Colour Vision Deficiency

The SNIJIB wishes to advise that individuals seeking an apprenticeship or to work in the plumbing industry should be aware that the nature of work in the plumbing industry involves working with coloured wires, pipes and other materials.

Any individual who has colour vision deficiency should be aware that (depending on the nature of that deficiency) this may impact on their ability to safely carry out work in the industry.

It is a matter for individual employers to carry out a risk assessment to establish whether such colour deficiency represents a significant risk and to identify what action, if any, can be taken to either reduce or eliminate that risk.



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