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Plumbing and Heating

Plumbing and Heating in action

Installing plumbing and heating systems in a diverse range of projects associated with the construction industry.

Plumbing and Heating could be for you if you like:

  • Fixing things
  • Helping people
  • Using tools

More about Plumbing and Heating

We all depend on plumbing and heating technicians for hot and cold fresh running water in our homes and offices and for staying warm in cold weather.

Plumbing and heating technicians need to be able to plan and design systems, then install and test them. On occasion they will also need to diagnose faults and make repairs.

The plumbing and heating technician works both indoors and outdoors, in homes, and in commercial projects as a key part of the construction industry.

Why choose Plumbing and Heating?

With my skill I analyze problems then develop solutions which keeps my mind sharp, and the physical requirements of the job keeps my body active and healthy. Skills have changed my life because now I am a role model for many young girls in my country.
— Albertina Shitalangaho, Competitor at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

Recent medallists in Plumbing and Heating

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

  • Photo of Florian Bliem

    Florian Bliem


  • Photo of Tom PEAN

    Tom PEAN


  • Photo of Marton Offner

    Marton Offner


  • Photo of TAI-YU CHEN


    Chinese Taipei

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Our partners

Founded in 1926, theInternational Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) coordinates the development, adaptation and adoption of plumbing, mechanical, swimming pool, solar energy, geothermal and hydronics codes for jurisdictions globally. IAPMO also provides education and certification services for plumbing and mechanical apprentices.

Occupational Standard

The WorldSkills Occupational Standard specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.

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