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  1. Matthew89

    Matthew89 New Member

    I have a level 2 plumbing diploma and looking to complete my Nvq. I’m struggling to find work anywhere. I’ve contacted around 80 companies/ self employed. How is it so hard to start off in plumbing
     
  2. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Matthew welcome.

    Top and bottom is that poor guys like you are sold a pup. The training organisations all need to land bums on seats so will tell you anything. The reality is that there is great oversupply of not so experienced plumbers in the plumbing world and this means most folk like your selves find it very difficult. Do not think you are alone by any means as only 15% ish of those entering training end up in the trade.

    IMHO, the secret is to demonstrate to potential colleagues what you can do for them and NOT what you want from them. Few people have the time or inclination to be magnanimous so they'll need to feel you can earn for them more than you take from them.

    Keep going.
     
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  3. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Welcome. You have to really sell yourself. This game is very difficult.
     
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  4. Murdoch

    Murdoch Active Member

    Add your location to your visible profile .. write a decent introduction as a new thread, outlining your experience, where you live and how far you will travel and you never know, somebody on here might need you ...
     
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  5. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

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    Murdoch Active Member

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  7. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    And fill it out with details of any hands on experience in the real world so far, at 28 I guess Matthew has a driving licence and tools however I shouldn`t be guessing, over to you Matthew.
     
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  8. Matthew89

    Matthew89 New Member

    Thanks for the advice everyone
     
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  9. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Problem is.

    Your on level 2. Why don’t the college tell you to look for a mod on level one!
     
  10. Matthew89

    Matthew89 New Member

    Mod on level 1?
     
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