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rt88

New Member
#1
Hello, first time posting, basically I'm still an apprentice and the question I was wanting to ask is, if any, how much work is there in fibourous plastering. I have laboured for several years doing patching after rewires and small ceilings etc and finally got an apprenticeship. But as I work for a local council the chances of me doing any fibourous work is non existent. A great chunk of my second year at collage is fibourous work.
 
#2
Try applying at pinewood studios. Loads of fellas I knew did their apprenticeship there!

Good luck mate.
 

zombie

Private Member
#4
Hello, first time posting, basically I'm still an apprentice and the question I was wanting to ask is, if any, how much work is there in fibourous plastering. I have laboured for several years doing patching after rewires and small ceilings etc and finally got an apprenticeship. But as I work for a local council the chances of me doing any fibourous work is non existent. A great chunk of my second year at collage is fibourous work.
Mate ive been asked maybe twice in 20yrs yo quote fibrous work!

Very niche market!

Just concemtrate on plastering & rendering if you want to keep yourself in permenant work!
 

paulf

Well-Known Member
#5
Hello, first time posting, basically I'm still an apprentice and the question I was wanting to ask is, if any, how much work is there in fibourous plastering. I have laboured for several years doing patching after rewires and small ceilings etc and finally got an apprenticeship. But as I work for a local council the chances of me doing any fibourous work is non existent. A great chunk of my second year at collage is fibourous work.
Search for companies in your area that specialises in fibourous work and email or phone them up and ask if they may be looking for someone now or in the future. As they say nothing ventured nothing gained.
 
#7
Hello, first time posting, basically I'm still an apprentice and the question I was wanting to ask is, if any, how much work is there in fibourous plastering. I have laboured for several years doing patching after rewires and small ceilings etc and finally got an apprenticeship. But as I work for a local council the chances of me doing any fibourous work is non existent. A great chunk of my second year at collage is fibourous work.
fibrous and plastering are worlds apart two separate trades really if u live close to a city u might find work but elsewhere no; u will need a lot of patience for it to awork shop benches water drums list is endless but good luck if you try
 

raggles

Private Member
#8
Now then firstly hello and welcome, if you are working for the council and they are funding you second year at college then go ahead and do it you have nothing to lose and a qualification to gain which right now may seem not worth the time but years down the line may prove valuable. Would the qualification at the end be a lvl2 or lvl3 ?
 

Olican

Private Member
#9
Welcome along bud. If it's your burning ambition then chase it hard my friend. Like Norman said; plastering and fibrous work are a world apart. Entry into the fibrous world I imagine would take networking and advertising. Good luck
 

stuart23

Private Member
#10
Hello, first time posting, basically I'm still an apprentice and the question I was wanting to ask is, if any, how much work is there in fibourous plastering. I have laboured for several years doing patching after rewires and small ceilings etc and finally got an apprenticeship. But as I work for a local council the chances of me doing any fibourous work is non existent. A great chunk of my second year at collage is fibourous work.
Mon the hoops
 

Danny

Administrator
#11
Hello, first time posting, basically I'm still an apprentice and the question I was wanting to ask is, if any, how much work is there in fibourous plastering. I have laboured for several years doing patching after rewires and small ceilings etc and finally got an apprenticeship. But as I work for a local council the chances of me doing any fibourous work is non existent. A great chunk of my second year at collage is fibourous work.
Welcome along :D
 
#12
Welcome along bud. If it's your burning ambition then chase it hard my friend. Like Norman said; plastering and fibrous work are a world apart. Entry into the fibrous world I imagine would take networking and advertising. Good luck
but u need to know your stuff some of the big houses I do are not for practicing on also churches need treating with great respect
 

Olican

Private Member
#13
but u need to know your stuff some of the big houses I do are not for practicing on also churches need treating with great respect
Couldn't agree more, a trade that needs complete competency before trading I reckon
 
#14
a lot of these buildings are high up in the listed buildings and work is often overseen by architects [most are out their depths though on practical side /one once ask me where did I get horse hair from when I told him a horse he just looked at me mmmmm]
 

rt88

New Member
#15
Thank for the replies everyone, seems like a good place for advise from experienced plasterers. I totally agree it's a specialist trade and was wondering what the market was for it, as all the plasterers I've worked with have never even mentioned it so it came as a shock to see such a chunk of my apprenticeship was involved with it. As for the level it's an svq4/5, don't know what the English equivalent is? Maybe the Scottish apprenticeship is different from the one down south.(Lecturer did say we are taught traditional methods aswell as new types).
 

essexandy

Private Member
#20
haha good to know mate
sound exactly like my old man there Andy, says it will be harder for me to earn what we deserve cause there's chancers everywhere.
Your old man is correct young Jedi.
 

Danny

Administrator
#21
Some one on here described it as a "tramps" "trade" now....