Meet WaterSafe plumber Adam Cullimore, one of the Welsh stars of our latest film, which highlights the many benefits of WaterSafe membership as we launch a recruitment drive for qualified plumbers in Wales.
What got you started in the plumbing industry?
The YTS (Youth Training Scheme) via the Construction Industry Training Board when I was 16-years-old – I wanted to learn a trade.
Describe a typical day in your working life.
Get out of bed at 7am, breakfast (orange juice, bowl of Rice Krispies – no sugar!). Arrive on site 8.30am-ish. My day can vary from fitting shower pumps, boilers and gas hobs to a full bathroom install. I have a spot of lunch around 1pm for 30 mins and I’m usually home by 6pm.
What’s the best bit of the job for you?
I have three best bits: customer satisfaction, job satisfaction …. and getting paid!
What’s the job you’re most proud of?
I have installed many bathrooms over my 30 years within the trade and to be honest I’m proud of them all!
Can you bust a popular myth about plumbing/plumbers?
Yes, I make sure that my trousers are always covering my behind!!
Do you have any advice for young people entering the industry?
Do it – you learn a trade that’s always in demand, you meet loads of unique people, it helps keep you fit and the money’s not bad either.
What does being a member of WaterSafe mean to you?
It means a lot to me to be part of WaterSafe. As a recognised member it instills faith and trust in your customers that they have a professional undertaking the work on their behalf. My customers can be confident they will get a professional service and job done.
What was it like being part of the WaterSafe film?
I enjoyed taking part in the Water Safe filming, and promoting the WaterSafe message! I was a bit nervous and didn’t know what to expect, however everyone involved was really friendly.
What do you hope it will do?
I hope it will encourage more people to join and help promote the WaterSafe ethos – good practice, safe installations and happy customers.
What are your plans for the future?
Keep going, I enjoy my work. (Until I win the lottery!).
Could you be our next WaterSafe profiled plumber? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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