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  1. Markr88

    Markr88 New Member

    Hi I'm a 28 year old mechanic from just outside Leeds. I am looking at retraining to be a plumber I have 3 years experience in renovations when I left school with a joiner and plumber. I've had a look at these earn whilst you learn courses and stuff. I've decided to try and do an evening coarse at my local college and get a diploma and then build up a portfolio for for my NVQS is this the best route to go down. I want to eventually become gas safe but I know there probably no quick route. I work 4 days on then have 4 days off in my current job is there anyone that I could give a helping hand to for some experience on my days off I'm not bothered about been paid just want some experience. I'm not a total newbie to the building trade my brother a joiner the other ones a bricklayer. And im on with getting my Cscs card and have my own transport. Any help would be great thanks.
     
  2. chris watkins

    chris watkins Plumber

    Good luck Mark88, that is the right way to go about it, the key is finding someone to work along side.
     
  3. TobiRolph

    TobiRolph New Member

    Good luck chap, im in the same boat.
     
  4. ckyens

    ckyens New Member

    Markr88: All the best in your quest.
    However, my advice to you would be get your M.O.T testing qualification under your belt and specialise in what you already know.
    The Gas Safe / Plumbing industry isn't all its cracked up to be, many other companies will see you as the 'competition'. So gaining on the job training will be difficult. Also the cost you have to lay out for ACS training, appliances, tools / calibration, advertising, yearly gas safe registration.
    If your not earning its money down the drain.
     
  5. ckyens

    ckyens New Member

    Markr88: All the best in your quest.
    However, my advice to you would be get your M.O.T testing qualification under your belt and specialise in what you already know.
    The Gas Safe / Plumbing industry isn't all its cracked up to be, many other companies will see you as the 'competition'. So gaining on the job training will be difficult. Also the cost you have to lay out for ACS training, appliances, tools / calibration, advertising, yearly gas safe registration.
    If your not earning its money down the drain.
     
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