The global shortage of Plumbers is a problem for employers, and employment agencies.


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Regardless of the financial benefits, the new generation of workers are not drawn to the Artisan trade sector as they once were.

On our availability database we list over 150 international job seekers with specialist plumbing skills. This highlights the problems covered above.

One thing is certain, if your company needs Plumbers you need to act quickly and decisively and if you can source people in the required numbers, make sure you do everything in your power to retain them.

Whilst recruitment activity is cyclical, most of our plumbing trawls have been in Europe. In fact, over the years, we have built strong relationships with many prominent European companies.

Francesca Bailey our Operational Director recently discussed Artisan trade recruitment at an international conference, where she stated. “Skills Provision could place 100 times more tradespeople if international visa restrictions were relaxed and governments actively supported, top quality, meaningful, apprenticeship schemes”.

Skills Provision has qualified Plumbers on the books, added to that our international job board is very powerful and even with that we implore employers to plan well in advance and set packages at an attractive level.

To move forward simply book a no obligation service demonstration, that way you will see first-hand how we truly support Artisan employers. We are sure you will be impressed.

For more information on the recruitment of Plumbers, please email

Alternatively, you can call +44 (0)2079890750 or use one of our website forms. Please note, all enquiries are dealt with in the strictest of confidence.