UK plumbers in france

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Is there much call for UK plumbers to work in France? Anyone had experience of this?
 
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Because of Brexit you would need a work permit. How good is your French? Not everybody speaks English.
 
Just wonderd what the market is like overseas for UK plumbers.
 
Because of Brexit you would need a work permit. How good is your French? Not everybody speaks English.
and you'll be up against remainers from their own country. At the very least they will call you Boris :ROFLMAO:
 
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Is there much call for UK plumbers to work in France? Anyone had experience of this?
Not sure about that way around, but when I worked on Guernsey, large new builds used lots of French plumbers, I was friendly with a few and they reckoned they were earning about 4 times what they would get in France, they were on less than they would get here
 
It partly depends on what question you're asking - but post Brexit its difficult would be the simplest answer.

If you mean move over and set up as a plumber - its not easy. You need a Visa/Work Permit and that requires either savings or a business plan - UK qualifications are no longer recognised so you can't set up without doing the French qualifications - plus post Brexit there's less Brits moving over so the market is shrinking.

Trading from the UK and popping over isn't formally allowed anymore - that and local trades have to provide Insurer backed 10 year guarantees. In effect its still possible on the quiet - but the work is basically "DIY" given there's no insurance and no French "qualifications" so .........
 

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