Massive help needed!!!

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Mikeatho, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Mikeatho

    Mikeatho New Member


    My name is Mike I'm from the north west, I qualified for my plumbing level 2 + 3 in 2008 but didn't get a apprenticeship or plumbing job after it so I got a normal job and this past 2 years I have been trying to get a job in plumbing, I have helped a mate out with the odd bathroom but not a lot, can anyone help me with what I should do in my next step? Greatly appreciated!
  2. kiaora

    kiaora Guest

    Are you employed now?

    Or in between jobs?
  3. Mikeatho

    Mikeatho New Member

    I am employed now but as a forklift driver
  4. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    A case of knocking on doors Mike. If you really want to get into plumbing then you will. What are your current financial commitments... i.e can you take a pay cut and survive while you work your way up?
  5. Mikeatho

    Mikeatho New Member

    Yes I could take a pay cut, anything to get back into it, Im just finding it difficult to get a sniff at the moment. I have been searching plumbers mate jobs but to no avail. I'm not sure what else I should be searching or where I could find it. I just need advice on what and where to search as a main point?
  6. Glad its Friday

    Glad its Friday Active Member

    Try your local college, they often have contacts with established plumbers in their area and one of them maybe looking for someone.
    It will probably not just be a pay cut but a major pay cut.... try to get with someone on the GSR, presumably that is where you wont to end up. Good luck.
  7. Bricklayer_andy

    Bricklayer_andy New Member

    Jones homes a building a ton of houses around manchester.
  8. Crowsfoot

    Crowsfoot Screwfix Select

    Since the carve up of the job plumbing trade into modules you need all of the modules to complete in todays job market.
    Finding a job just as a wet plumber I would have thought to be extremely difficult.

    So my advice would be to try and do the gas module part of plumbing.

    It's all about the £££££s these days
  9. kiaora

    kiaora Guest

    How about creating your own work?

    Example, I'm sure you could install an out side tap?

    So get yourself a good drill, cost the materials, and add a bit of profit, and start doing it at family, friends and neighbors,

    If you can do 10 really good tidy jobs, you will have 10 customers, that will recommend you and your service.

    No one will knock your door and offer a job, go out at get it!

    Hope this helps

  10. Mikeatho

    Mikeatho New Member

    Appreciate all your comments I'm going to start getting as much of the equipment together as I can keep helping my mate and attempting family jobs and try and grow as a plumber on my own, fingers crossed that's the step I need to take cheers people
  11. kiaora

    kiaora Guest

    That's the attitude of someone who will succeed!

    let us all know when you make your fortune, we'll all come to your company's party!

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