The role of a plumber can involve numerous tasks, including the installation and maintenance of heating systems, repair of sanitation systems, the fitting of domestic appliances, the installation of air-conditioning units and helping to fit bathrooms. They may also be hired to undertake emergency plumbing repairs.
Personal qualities for the role include being friendly and good at communication, being patient, a quick learner, dexterous and superb at problem solving.
Plumbing is normally a 9-5, 40 hour a week job, but some roles will involve unsociable hours. Those on emergency call-out must be ready to work at night, at short notice.