Hello plumbers, I am a carpenter, I have decided I want to learn something new, and so I am currently doing an evening course In plumbing. It seemed logical being as I fit kitchens and bathrooms from time to time, doing basic plumbing myself - outsourcing more complexed matters. After the course I will have a level 2 diploma in plumbing, which i have been told, will make me a plumbers mate. I have also been told that I can work towards a level 3 nvq at the same time as doing the diploma. I can not afford to be paid as a plumbers mate/labourer full time and so, has anyone ever or would anyone consider employing a mate for 1 day per week on a self employed basis? For this you would get a independent, competent tradesman with van and tools lightening your workload for a knockdown price for the 6months or so it’ll take me to get through the nvq. Do you think plumbers in Bristol would go for this? I could be ready to start in a couple of months. Thanks in advance for you opinions and wisdom.