Starting the trade

Vasilyj

New Member
Hi I’m in the army at the minute and getting out next year. I can do level 2 NVQ plastering course with my re settlement from the army. It’s something I’ve always been intrested in doing as a career. But I know a lot of plasterers don’t have labourers any more. Is there much work out there for a newly trained but no experience plasterer?
 

smoother09

Well-Known Member
Get your nvq done getting your qualifications is a must and try jump on with a plastering firm loads of busy spreads will always need labourer! Try get in with someone that does lots of rendering will vastly improve your skills with the trowel! That’s when you finished mixing cleaning ect if ya lucky enough he might let ya do a reveal (y)
 

Monkey Boy

Well-Known Member
What is your army career story?
If you’ve been well adjusted by the forces then jump on board and welcome..
If your flirting around ptsd then trade work will send you over the edge. I’m off full respect for those lads that go down that ptsd way - don’t get me wrong - but I’m just saying
 

Vasilyj

New Member
Been in the infantry for just over 7 years, I’ve had a good career just feel I’ve done my time now and want to get out and start a new career and plastering is something that’s always appealed to me. Just want to try secure a stable job for when I’m out, where’s best to find work, is it smaller local firms or big company’s?
 

zombie

Private Member
Been in the infantry for just over 7 years, I’ve had a good career just feel I’ve done my time now and want to get out and start a new career and plastering is something that’s always appealed to me. Just want to try secure a stable job for when I’m out, where’s best to find work, is it smaller local firms or big company’s?
Genuinley if your looking for s secure stable job then dont look at plastering.

You will not get a job paye you will be self employed.
 

Vasilyj

New Member
Thanks for the replies. The Construction industry is the only place I can see my self working when I’m out. With my re settlement money The only courses that intrest me is bricklaying or plastering. On my leave il try get some work experience in and go from there.
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Thanks for the replies. The Construction industry is the only place I can see my self working when I’m out. With my re settlement money The only courses that intrest me is bricklaying or plastering. On my leave il try get some work experience in and go from there.
What the army offers in terms of resettlement budget isn't going to deliver what you need, buddy.

You're simply not going to have the experience you need to get any sort of well paid work and you'll have way too much on your plate learning to be a civvi to even think about going self employed.

You need an outfit that will provide the training that the grant provides and then go on to be an employer that's sympathetic to the standard of training that's been provided.


I know a couple of people who took this up, seeing as you mention bricklaying. I don't think they do plastering.

Your unit resettlement officer (who usually knows f**k about all but that doesn't stop him advising) should have mentioned these people to you, but just in case he hasn't... The lads I know who did it were pretty happy with what they got and seemed to get into reasonably well paid work quite quickly.

Crucially, the employer knows exactly what standard you'll be at because they provided the training and so can provide continued support.
 

Vasilyj

New Member
What the army offers in terms of resettlement budget isn't going to deliver what you need, buddy.

You're simply not going to have the experience you need to get any sort of well paid work and you'll have way too much on your plate learning to be a civvi to even think about going self employed.

You need an outfit that will provide the training that the grant provides and then go on to be an employer that's sympathetic to the standard of training that's been provided.


I know a couple of people who took this up, seeing as you mention bricklaying. I don't think they do plastering.

Your unit resettlement officer (who usually knows f**k about all but that doesn't stop him advising) should have mentioned these people to you, but just in case he hasn't... The lads I know who did it were pretty happy with what they got and seemed to get into reasonably well paid work quite quickly.

Crucially, the employer knows exactly what standard you'll be at because they provided the training and so can provide continued support.
Many thanks for that mate il look into it.
 

Ritch

Well-Known Member
Been in the infantry for just over 7 years, I’ve had a good career just feel I’ve done my time now and want to get out and start a new career and plastering is something that’s always appealed to me. Just want to try secure a stable job for when I’m out, where’s best to find work, is it smaller local firms or big company’s?
Don’t bother mate shocking trade to get into, trying plumbing or sparks much easier and loads of money
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Many thanks for that mate il look into it.
Be very very careful with these training suppliers. Remember that they are out primarily to get the money off the army and the people who sanction the payments of have little clue what they are paying for - meaning that the scope for piss taking is huge.

My understanding of the fast track nvq courses is that they're for experienced plasterers to get accredited, definitely not for noobs to cram an apprenticeship into a fortnight long course, which I'm guessing would be about right for the sort of money that the resettlement package is worth.

Alot of times, they take some of the money for accommodation which appears to be great until you consider the impact that that has on the actual training that they are able to deliver.

Search 'f**k**g coursing twats' on here to find out what these guys think of short courses
 

John j

Mono Don
I wish I.d been a chef or photographer . Of even a mechanic or hairdresser. Women pay a fuckkng fortune for their hair doing
 

Kinkyboy

Well-Known Member
Dont get into plastering-I repeat DONT GET INTO PLASTERING..I'd only advise young lads who are fresh out of school to get into this game as a last resort I.e there as thick as pig s**t..honestly do something else like locksmith or tiling etc..or become a porn star
 

choppa

Well-Known Member
Hi I’m in the army at the minute and getting out next year. I can do level 2 NVQ plastering course with my re settlement from the army. It’s something I’ve always been intrested in doing as a career. But I know a lot of plasterers don’t have labourers any more. Is there much work out there for a newly trained but no experience plasterer?
I wouldn’t bother mate get yourself into plumbing or some thing plasterings flooded with all sorts of people atm, thank you for your services at these strange times,
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
Wife give between 150 and 200 to have her hair done . While shes in he has another 2 3 4 women in other chairs. And no matter what your wife will allway get her hair done.
Long may lockdown continue
Fucks sake! Them weaves cost a fortune these days.
 

John j

Mono Don
Fucks sake! Them weaves cost a fortune these days.
A barber once said to me he wished he.s got in to womens hair as it's where money is. Can see what he means . Couple of hours doing a womens hair 200 . He.d have to do 20 blokes hair to make that
 

hector

Well-Known Member
funeral director once said to me, hairdressers and funeral directors will never be out of work ,sooner or later we all need our hair cut,and one day we will all go to the great building site in the sky
 

John j

Mono Don
funeral director once said to me, hairdressers and funeral directors will never be out of work ,sooner or later we all need our hair cut,and one day we will all go to the great building site in the sky
Same as a good mechanic....... that many cars on road these days
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
A barber once said to me he wished he.s got in to womens hair as it's where money is. Can see what he means . Couple of hours doing a womens hair 200 . He.d have to do 20 blokes hair to make that
Blokes haircuts only take 10mins though.
 

FreeD

Private Member
Been in the infantry for just over 7 years, I’ve had a good career just feel I’ve done my time now and want to get out and start a new career and plastering is something that’s always appealed to me. Just want to try secure a stable job for when I’m out, where’s best to find work, is it smaller local firms or big company’s?
I would advise against going into plastering...get yourself a professional qualification.
 

Danny

Administrator
scrap that if I had my time again I would save every penny I earnt then use that buy property sooner... Not waste money on cars/bikes drinking... I would do all that when I am rich :D
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Hi I’m in the army at the minute and getting out next year. I can do level 2 NVQ plastering course with my re settlement from the army. It’s something I’ve always been intrested in doing as a career. But I know a lot of plasterers don’t have labourers any more. Is there much work out there for a newly trained but no experience plasterer?
Seriously, if you choose to come into this trade at your stage of life and in your circumstances, you're just proving that you're as thick as shite.
You should have saved some money over the seven years, stop thinking of training having to be free. Use some of your money to take a basic plumbing course, way, way better option.
 
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