BJ Barkwell & Sons Apprenticeship Programme



Join our Apprenticeship Programme

Call us now on 01837 650060
We are keen to talk to young people with a mature attitude and the desire to work for a company that’s constantly developing and always looking to provide the best possible service. If you think you have the aptitude and the right approach – and would like to be working for one of the plumbing industry’s biggest success stories – please get in touch with us today on 01837 650060.

It is our aim to be the best plumbing and heating services contractor our customers have ever used and we believe that our people play a key role in helping us achieve this goal. As a Company we want to develop plumbing and heating engineers of the future and we believe that this starts with the recruitment and selection of the best apprentices.

We are always on the lookout for bright, enthusiastic individuals to join our team – and we’re recruiting right now.


We provide full training for all our new recruits, getting you qualified as simply and as quickly as we can. You can expect to be fully trained and qualified to practice within 12 months.

Continued training is offered to all our team members, and we encourage all our newly qualified plumbers to carry on with their education and turn themselves into experts.

For example, an 18-year-old can expect to be NVQ2 qualified by the age of 20, and would then benefit by continuing with training to NVQ3 level. All our qualified plumbers are paid standard industry rates, and we make sure that all Barkwell team members are given every chance to develop their careers.

All training takes place at Moor Training, our new training facility in Okehampton. 

Barkwell News
Qualified Plumber Vacancies
3rd Mar 2017
We are always seeking qualified plumbers to join our team. We also have places on our Apprenticeship Programme. Please visit our Current Vacancies page to submit your CV.... Read more >
Barkwell Plumbing & Heating Ltd awarded Bovis Sub-Contractor of the Year 2016
25th Jan 2017
Barkwell Plumbing & Heating Ltd have been awarded Bovis Sub Contractor of the Year 2016. Robert Barkwell receiving the Award from Bovis Homes' Dave Farley. Pictured l to r: John Escott – Bovis Commercial Manager, Dave... Read more >
HETAS Approval
4th Aug 2015
We are now approved as fully qualified Wood Burner fitters.... Read more >
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