Tyler Ricci
Plumbing Engineer
I work for Premier Projects Services, specialising in plumbing – mainly the bathrooms and heating side. Dave Parker has taught me about boilers, plant rooms and a lot of pipe fitting, like putting in main runs in in the ceiling, boosted cold water and heating. I’m surprised by how much I know.

What education route did you take from secondary school to where you are today?

I attended Oldham College as soon as I left secondary school, studying Plumbing at Levels 1 and 2. I’m currently waiting to complete the portfolio side of my NVQ, so I can move on to Level 3 where I’ll be tinkering with boilers.

What is your favourite thing about your job?

The best things about my job are learning different tricks of the trade of plumbers that have been in the game for years, and meeting different characters from all over the country and the world. The money isn’t bad either, considering I’m still learning!

What do you like most about your role?

I have a different job every day. Some days are just for preparing, for instance clipping out or making valves up by the hundreds. On other days, I could be doing first fix bathrooms, second fix kitchens or installing radiators. My favourite task is fixing a leak or carrying out some sort of maintenance.

What would you say to someone thinking about a career in construction?

Construction isn’t for everyone, but try out a couple of trades – you might take a liking to one, and by starting as a tradesman you can evolve into any job from delivery man to the gaffa.

Is there anything else you'd like to share to inspire others to follow their chosen career path?

It’ll take time to get qualified in your chosen trade, but it pays off. Your apprenticeship will fly by and there’s always a demand for tradesmen.

My Career Path

  • North Chadderton School9 GCSE’s
  • Oldham CollegeBTEC Plumbing
  • 40 Day work experience Premier Project Services
  • Plumbing and Gas Apprenticeship with Premier Project Services

Take time to get qualified in your chosen trade, it will pay off. Your apprenticeship will fly by and there's always a demand for good tradesmen.

My Future

I’d like to stay in Manchester working on the maintenance side of plumbing and installs on domestics, with the odd commercial job every so often. One day, I’d maybe like to run my own firm.

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