What are people opinions of this? Bridging the skills gap will only keep rates lower in my opinion. God forbid the rates should go up to a decent amount.
BG short course.
BG short course.
Get it done mate , plenty of opportunities on Facebook asking for that and you could get £18/hr
Very true I suspect on the sites it’s all about maximum profits to line someone’s pockets!Apparently targeted at skilling labourers who are already employed, no charge for the course but the firm pay the wages for 6 weeks. But they already have to have some trowel skills first...chicken/Egg?
"Training more skim finishers to support plastering professionals" support huh?, their idea is that it leaves you do the tricky bits.
"A recent Manpower Group Talent Shortage Survey showed ...plasterers are a major part of that skills gap. One reason for this is that only 30% of construction diploma students then go on to work in the industry."
Don't see it changing anything, the schools will take people with grants etc e.g. armed forces leavers, who will then probably start up on their own being unable to get a start with a gang. Housebuilding firms just want cheapo skilled labourers who can skim plain walls and angles, and are moving ever nearer to taped board/dry installing with minimum wet trades.
That's a bloody terrible thing to wish on someone that just wants to better themselves. Disgusting attitude.The fact they call you a plaster skimmer makes me want them to fail in millions of pounds worth of debt. Lose their houses and end up on the streets
I'm not condemning the people attending the courses. I'll never rundown someone who wants to better themselves. I'm condemning the scumbags running them and ruining this trade filling it with under skilled, uninformed 'plaster skimmers'That's a bloody terrible thing to wish on someone that just wants to better themselves. Disgusting attitude.
Anyone that's been on here for a few years will know that I hate all these short courses with a passion, but it's definitely not the people attending them that are in the wrong.
You think that BG or Saint Gobain would go bust and lose their houses over a failed plastering course?I'm not condemning the people attending the courses. I'll never rundown someone who wants to better themselves. I'm condemning the scumbags running them and ruining this trade filling it with under skilled, uninformed 'plaster skimmers'
Yep my niece's husband did a short plumbing course and has never looked back. And didn't know one end of a spanner from another.Most trades are similar. I've got a pal who's a plumber, he says the same in his sector, short courses poping up, to gain an creditation in plumbing. All it does is cheapen the trade. The days of apprenticeships are dying out.
Eh?I wonder if BG & Saint Gobain have foreseen a possiblity of all new builds going dry-fit and skimmers/powder gypsum plaster production becoming a much smaller market?
The board market would not be affected, so the reduction in the market size and consequent income would affect how many kilns they have on the go etc.