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Making a Career Change: Skilled Trade Jobs in Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Are you looking for a career change? Have you considered transitioning to a job in the skilled trades? Flow Right is looking for candidates just like you to fill plumbing, HVAC, electrical and excavator positions in Colorado Springs and Pueblo! The skilled trades offer endless possibilities for individuals who want to switch professions. Whether you are a member of the military transitioning back into the civilian workforce, a licensed tradesperson looking for a new direction or completely new to the trades, Flow Right Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric has trade job opportunities for you.

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Plumbing, HVAC, Excavation and Electrician Jobs – No Experience Necessary

Would you like to break into the plumbing, HVAC or electrical services industry even though you have little-to-no trade experience? Flow Right can help! Our paid internship and skilled apprenticeship programs in Pueblo and Colorado Springs are designed to help aspiring tradespeople build fulfilling, long-lasting careers in the home services industry.

Paid Skilled Trade Internships in Pueblo and Colorado Springs

Flow Right Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric offers paid internships in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. These internships are designed to teach applicants the basics of multiple trades and help them find the one that speaks to them. We often say that the trade picks the person here at Flow Right. A paid internship allows you to find your path.

The program also teaches interns the basics of teamwork, customer service, applying for jobs and interviewing skills. This role is excellent for high school students, new grads and individuals with limited-to-no trade experience. Learn more about our internship program here.

Paid Skilled Trade Apprenticeships in Pueblo and Colorado Springs

The next option for entry-level positions at Flow Right is a skilled trade apprenticeship. This program is designed to give you the experience and build the thousands of hands-on hours required to achieve the next level in your chosen trade. An apprenticeship is an excellent answer to the question of how to switch careers without experience.

Our apprentices are mentored by experienced professionals with years of experience, as well as newer journeypeople who have been where you are and understand the unique challenges of learning a new trade. Your apprenticeship will prepare you for testing and licensing in addition to in-depth knowledge about tools, techniques and safety measures. An apprenticeship is one of the best ways to switch careers because you are advancing every day that you are learning. Learn more about our apprenticeship program here.

Who Can Make a Career Change to the Skilled Trades?

We are often asked which people are the best candidates for making a career change to the skilled trades. The answer is never specific. While it is true that shifting from one trade to another might give you the advantage of experience, ultimately, we have found that anyone with determination and drive can find their path in the skilled trades. Are you thinking of switching careers from nursing, military service or any other current role? You are a potential candidate for a career in the skilled trades. Check out this brief list of people who have made the switch:

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  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • First responders
  • Corporate employees
  • Food service employees
  • College students
  • Separating servicemen/veterans
  • Unemployed persons
  • And many more.

Making the Switch from Military Service?

It can be difficult to make the switch to a civilian job from military service. At Flow Right, we do everything possible to help you maximize your experience and find ways to translate prior experience to your new role. We are proud to be a “Military Trusted Business” as designated by MyBaseGuide. Check out our military career change page to learn more.

Does this sound like the perfect opportunity for you? Take a look at our open job listings to find a career at Flow Right that fits your job change needs.

Changing Careers in Your 30s, 40s and 50s

Age is a common deterrent for many people who wish to switch careers – but it shouldn’t be. As long as you are physically capable of handling the tasks required of the trade, age is one of the last reasons to be hesitant to change careers. Making a decision to switch careers at 40 or 50 may come with some challenges, but changing careers midlife is quite possible.

Flow Right provides paid entry-level opportunities to help you switch jobs and learn new skills. If you have been wondering how to switch careers in your 30s, 40s, 50s and older, take a look at what the skilled trades have to offer!

Why Change Careers to a Job in Plumbing, HVAC, Excavation or Electrical Work?

Changing careers to a job in plumbing, HVAC, electrical or excavation is a smart decision for those seeking a stable, in-demand job with room for growth. For example, there were 469,900 plumbing jobs open in 2020 and 729,600 open electrical jobs. In addition to offering stability and upward advancement, there are other great reasons to change careers to a job in the skilled trades.

Provide Valuable Services in Your Community

Home services are incredibly important to healthy, thriving communities. Plumbing, heating, cooling and electricity are not just convenient services. They are necessary services. As a skilled tradesperson, you will help residents and business owners safely make repairs to their homes and businesses that keep the water on, the lights running and the climate comfortable.

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Career Stability

As we mentioned above, the home services industry offers a powerful opportunity for those seeking maximum career stability. As long as people have homes powered by water and electricity, there will be a need for skilled professionals to install, maintain and repair their infrastructure. The skilled trades are one of the best careers to switch to if you are seeking a job that won’t be at risk of obsolescence in the near future.

Living Wages

The skilled trades provide experienced professionals with a living wage. Your job should allow you to support yourself and trades offer great opportunities for good pay, benefits and work-life balance. At Flow Right, we pay our employees a competitive and stable wage for their work, often with additional incentive pay on top, and that includes everyone from interns and office staff to masters and supervisors.

Opportunities for Growth and Advancement

The trades provide prospective employees with many opportunities for growth and the ability to advance as far as you would like. Most trades have structured paths you can follow to achieve each level. These requirements typically include working a set number of hours in the trade and taking milestone tests to achieve the next level of certification. Ultimately, you are in charge of your career path and your growth in your chosen trade. At Flow Right, we invest in our team’s careers through internships, apprenticeships and licensure assistance.

Why Should You Choose Flow Right for Your Career Switch?

Flow Right is proud to be a leader in championing the importance of the skilled trades to homes and businesses in our communities. We treat all of our employees with the utmost respect because they are the backbone of our business. Without our skilled employees, we would be unable to provide the exceptional service our customers have come to expect from Flow Right.

We provide competitive and stable wages to our employees and reasonable working hours. We focus on safety to protect our employees and our customers from harm. We also offer benefits to our full-time employees, including:

  • Dental
  • Medical
  • Paid time off packages
  • Life insurance
  • Sick time
  • 401(k) plans with up to 3% matching
  • Paid holidays
  • Incentive pay programs
  • Full-time and part-time opportunities
  • Support for advancement within Flow Right
  • Support for obtaining certifications
  • Advanced training within every level of trade
  • Expansive training in quality customer service and other applicable interpersonal skills
  • Friendly employees
  • Competitive salaries
  • Benefits for full-time employee
  • Positive work environment
  • Continuing education
  • Dynamic teamwork

Trade Careers Available at Flow Right in Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Flow Right offers several game-changer careers at our locations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Check out this list of opportunities:

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• Plumbing Internship • HVAC Internship
• Plumbing Apprenticeship • HVAC Apprenticeship
• Journeymen Plumbing Jobs • Journeyperson HVAC Jobs
• Master Plumber Jobs • Master Mechanical Jobs
Commercial Plumbing Jobs • Commercial HVAC Jobs
• Residential Plumbing Jobs • Residential HVAC Jobs
Electrical Careers at Flow Right Excavation at Flow Right
• Electrician Internship • Excavation Internship
• Electrician Apprenticeship • Excavation Apprenticeship
• Journeymen Electrician Jobs • Field Superintendent Jobs
• Master Electrician Jobs • Excavation Project Manger Jobs
Commercial Electrician Jobs • Civil Estimator Jobs
• Residential Electrician Jobs • Civil Construction Jobs

Start a New Plumbing, HVAC or Electrical Career in Colorado Springs or Pueblo!

Make a career change that matters by seeking a new job in plumbing, HVAC, electrical services or HVAC. We offer a variety of opportunities that will allow you to make the change you desire and jumpstart your future. Apply now!

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