Depends on what u wanna do once qualified. If u wanna do the whole range of plastering jobs Inc all the new fancy external renders etc then yeah a 4 yr apprenticeship wud be best only as long as it covers all aspects of the job. If all u can do is board, a bit of floating and skimming then u have wasted five yrs of ur life cos the reality is that the basics of internal work can be learnt albeit not mastered in two or three weeks. All for all the naysayers there have been lads who have come off courses and done well. Although I agree to go from a course onto a private paying job is a no no.
Everything you say was spot on!!these clowns on here think thier engineers or pilots the way they talk!heartless two faced waste of space they are!they make out they are snowed under what b*ll***s!!.im 50 now an feel for young fellas coming thru now .this forum could do real good these sort of tossers need to be kicked off.encourage these fellas in to trade dont fear them you spineless fucks!
Over the last few weeks I have spent time on nimerous forums some social and some professional. I was even glancing at a tiling forum as and I cant believe how warm and welcoming to newcomers. They are willing to offer help and support with newbies. On here is a different matter. We have moderators then we have the inner sanctum of spunky world. He is so rude and unprofessional to anyone who is not in his clique. He rips into any one askin questions yet he is always on other parts of the forum asking other plasterers for help and guidance. Not sure why Danny allows it as this forum would have more new members and be more profitable for Danny if he was brought down a peg or two but he's been like that for years and nowt ever happens. Bit kike the forum bully everyone tries to please. Really weird.