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Plumbing Apprentice advice.
Discuss Plumbing Apprentice advice. in the Plumbing Forum at Plumbers Forums; Hi there,
I'm a South African currently doing my plumbing course back home and in order to qualify I need to do a 2 year apprentice. I was thinking of ...
I'm a South African currently doing my plumbing course back home and in order to qualify I need to do a 2 year apprentice. I was thinking of coming over to the UK as I think it will benefit me in the long run and earn great experience, compared to doing it back home. My goal is to have my own plumbing company in the UK in the future, considering I have to start at the bottom which of course is expected with anything.
Would it be difficult for me to find someone to take me on considering the effects of the recession and me being a foreigner?
If you guys could give me some advice, would much appreciate it.
In a word, yes. It would be difficult. And you can find out yourself without leaving your front door. Look up companies in the area you'd like to live and contact them all and ask. Nobody can know how lucky or unlucky you'll be but we can say with certainty that you'll need to be lucky to get anywhere.
There are plenty of threads on this matter but all of them are giving the same sort of response as you've already had. Training centres over here seem to be giving the impression that the paths to plumbing and heating are paved with gold. Truth is the market is becoming saturated (to coin a phrase!) and even established plumbers are finding it hard. Having said that, best of luck mate.
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