Plumbing & Domestic Heating: Industry Perception – Across the UK

The aim of this research, led by SummitSkills and The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and sponsored by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation (Gatsby), is to understand industry’s perceptions and any barriers to professional recognition for plumbing and domestic heating.

There is overwhelming support for the promotion of career progression to those working in plumbing and domestic heating, the research found.

The report ‘Industry Perception – Across the UK’ found that 98% believed career progression should be promoted and 83% agreed that Apprenticeships should lead towards Engineering Technician registration

However, more needs to be done to raise awareness of ‘EngTech’ and what it represents, to address current misperceptions.

72% felt that registration to the Engineering Council as EngTech is not adequately promoted. Further feedback suggests that although the term EngTech may be known across the sector, most do not understand what it means and its benefits to individuals and employers are not recognised.

Read the full news story on this report or download the research.

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