The Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services (JIB – PMES) England & Wales

As one of the key bodies within the plumbing and mechanical engineering services sector, our mission is to:

“Be at the heart of the industry to add value to participants’ businesses by providing services that are relevant, effective and reflective of their needs…through a process based on partnership”

We aim to achieve this by providing a range of efficient and relevant services, including:

Holiday Credit Scheme

The JIB-PMES Holiday Credit Scheme The JIB-PMES operates a centrally managed, Inland Revenue approved holiday credit scheme for the Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services industry.

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The purpose of grading is to ensure that plumbers, domestic heating fitters and mechanical pipefitters are suitably recognised for the trade skills and qualifications they possess.

The responsibility for operative grading has now been taken by the UK Plumbing, Heating & Mechanical Engineering Services Registration Scheme (UK-PHMES). This is the first time that Grading in England & Wales has been harmonised with Grading in Scotland & Northern Ireland Read More

Important Notice: JIB-PMES Promulgation 179 – Closure of Plumbing Pension scheme

The JIB-PMES has issued a new promulgation outlining the changes that are to come into place following the closure of the Plumbing Pension scheme to future accrual from 30th June 2019. A copy of the promulgation can be viewed below.
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JIB-PMES enters new Agreement with JTL

The JIB-PMES is pleased to confirm that it has entered into a new Agreement with JTL, the leading provider of PMES and Electrotechnical Apprenticeships, which will see all JTL PMES apprentices being registered with the JIB-PMES and issued with JIB-PMES Apprentice CSCS cards. Further details of the new arrangement, which comes into effect from 01 August 2019 are available from the JTL website:

Important Notice: Changes to JIB-PMES CSCS registration scheme

White PRO card phase out

The JIB-PMES has undertaken work to begin phasing out its white Plumbing Related Occupation (PRO) cards. This is necessary in order for us to meet the CSCS and Construction Leadership Council (CLC) requirements in terms of ensuring that appropriate qualifications (at a minimum standard of NVQ L2 or equivalent) are identified for each occupation by 2020. Work has commenced to map a framework which will be used during the process to identify appropriate pathways for existing PRO occupations so that they may be directed to relevant qualifications. This process will entail combining certain closely matched occupations into logical groupings and also aligning other occupations to existing JIB-PMES card categories (e.g. Plumber, Heating Fitter, Mechanical Pipefitter etc.) (more…)

Important Notice

Updated requirements for NARIC applications

In light of recent cases relating to the fraudulent obtaining of CSCS cards, the JIB-PMES is introducing an increased level of checking to protect those people genuinely applying for JIB-PMES CSCS Registration cards by providing statements of comparability through UK NARIC.

From Monday 12th November 2018 all card applicants who are submitting NARIC equivalence reports as evidence of genuinely obtained comparable foreign qualifications, will also be required to provide the JIB-PMES with a copy of their current photographic ID (e.g. Biometric Residence Permit or Passport).

From Monday 12th November 2018 any applications received which rely on NARIC equivalence reports as evidence of technical capability will not be processed unless valid, current photographic ID can also be provided.

May 25th 2018: New Privacy Statement In order to comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the JIB-PMES has updated its data protection and privacy policies. Please click the link to view a copy of our updated Privacy Statement. Privacy Policy

Card holders working on gas must hold a current Gas Safe registration. To check their current status please telephone Gas Safe 08004085500