Plumber turns pipe dream into reality
Edited by Sophie Griffiths.
Anyone thinking of a change of career to learn a skilled trade has been urged to go for it by a newly-qualified plumber
and heating engineer.
Kev Rowley told the Mirror that he was inspired to swap mundane shifts in a factory for an apprenticeship at 40 when he saw how much his son Ben was enjoying his own training course with Rhyl-based Clwyd Heating.
Five years later, he has his qualification under his belt and "couldn't ask for more".
"I love it - no two days are the same. My work is full of challenges and I'm out and about all the time meeting new people," he said.
His advice to people of any age thinking of joining a training scheme to become a plumber
is to stay focused on their goal and "go for it".
Last year, around 3.6 million vocational qualifications were awarded in the UK.
VQ Day, which celebrates practical training schemes, will be held nationwide on 23rd June.