getting in to the plumbing industry

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Alex1983, 19 Jul 2010.

  1. Alex1983

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    hi i am living in coventry england I have just finnished my two year course in plumbing level two and looking for some experience i dont want paying and i am very keen learner ive done a few things out there but you dont get any real experiance in college.
     
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    Ask around the plumbers merchants but you will probably find there is a big queue! :(

    Remember................. Its not what you know but WHO! :D
     
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    Your best bet is to try get in with local council or housing agents.have a talk with the job center for work expericance,best of luck
     
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    was it a technical qualification? a lot of blokes dont want to train anyone anymore most have there finger burnt u see.
     
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    A proper NVQ2 requires the student to be doing an apprenticeship and gaining the practical experience during the course.

    Why were you not doing that?

    You could always email your full CV to me but be aware that I am VERY fussy about whom to take on for training.

    The best qualified had an MSc and the worst had just three ( useless ) GCSEs Amusingly the latter was pretty useless but very polite and helpful and customers loved him.

    Your two lines posted here have about 8 gramatical/spelling mistakes. To me that indicates a total lack of care or detail. If you cannot be bothered when looking for a job/training then what indication does that give of what you will be like on the job?

    Tony
     
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    Uhh - hasn't 'gramatical' got two ms? :oops:
     
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    As robin7 pointed out, gramatical has two "m"s. So you see your assertions about Alex1983 may be unjustified.
     
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    Master Plumbers are only taking on time-served guys, so back to ASDA son.
     
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    Ignore all these moaning old b*****ds

    They don't like new people.

    Good on you for trying to start a new career.

    You need to bite the bullet and grab the yellow pages, cold call plumbers, let them know you're looking to work for free.

    Good luck!
     
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    lucky your the only pri*& running around telling everyone your a master plumber then. Narrows it down to just one. About time you grew up aint it? Never seen a grown man make so many childish posts. Embarassment.
     
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    Just call around you'll find someone. If you were round my way, you could come out with me no problem. Don't listen to the miserable lot. Maybe they're losing work to youngsters and don't like it, now wheres that violin....
     
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    Agile would you consider taking on a novice such as myself? I completed my City and Guilds level 2 last year, and have been doing jobs here and there for the past two years. I'm also on a couple of letting agencies lists so get called out to do small jobs. On top of that i can make a good curry. On top of that i work in the IT industry so could fix your pc's/ On top of that i'm also a former boxer so if anyone doesnt pay up, i'll sort em out for you :)

    Where do i send my cv? :D
     
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    Tony, if I may be familiar, don't be dismissive of polite, helpful but useless, those three qualities can take you far. Add well-intentioned and ambitious and you're on your way.

    Just writing this it came to me; imagine a scenario where your trainee was in business competing with you and the customers had to choose between a thoroughly competent bloke who they had no feeling for or someone that pleased them. I wonder....

    I waited outside a job one time for a potential customer to show up, she was late, I had never met her. Eventually she shows up and apologises so I say "That's OK, I was listening to The Archers". "Oh, you listen do you" she says. "Yes" I said "that Caroline's headed for a fall by messing around with Brian Aldridge."

    From her face I could see that I had the job and we hadn't even crossed the front gate yet. Funny what will get the customer to choose a workman or contractor.

    Pulled up for a survey in my car at the time, a Renault Espace when they were still new, seats out, tools in back. The customer looks at the car and the rest of the quote was a waste of time because that's the vehicle he wanted and didn't have. No matter what the figure I quoted, I was not going to get the job. Just people.

    The guys on here, whether they work for someone or generate their own work probably know far more than me, I often feel awed by the knowledge posted here. I know however I made a living for 30 years by being friendly, helpful, honest and reasonably competent.
     
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    blimey charlie brian was boffing caroline about 25 odd years ago!!!!! he has worked his way through most of the skirt in ambridge since then and that wet rag of a missus is still with him

    LMAO
     
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