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  1. Jim Gibney

    Jim Gibney New Member

    Hi all,

    Looking at a career change and in particular a training course through New Trades Careers newtradescareers.co.uk

    Anyone heard of these? Are they credible. Course costs £7000 over 3 years (paid weekly). It covers basic pmumbing/ Gas safety etc. I'm sceptical.

    Thanks

    Jim.
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    What's your career atm ??
     
  3. Jim Gibney

    Jim Gibney New Member

    Train guard.
     
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    TBH you would be best if you can going for a plumbers mate for min of a year then try and get a plumbing apprenticeship/ start training etc

    These course don't give you real life experience and tbh there a con
     
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  5. Jim Gibney

    Jim Gibney New Member

    Ok, thanks for the info.
     
  6. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Is it 1 day a week for 3 years?
     
  7. Jim Gibney

    Jim Gibney New Member

    It's a learn at home computer thing. They suggest 7hrs a week.
     
  8. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Learning a manual job on the computer is never going to work out.
     
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  9. Jim Gibney

    Jim Gibney New Member

    There was a practical element too.
     
  10. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Better to try retraining as a Driver, don't be misled into thinking that plumbing is the bees knees of jobs , believe me its not, Long Hrs., poor working conditions, mostly unappreciated for what we do, and Proberly earning less than you are, don't be drawn in by storeys of very high earnings those days have long gone
     
  11. Jim Gibney

    Jim Gibney New Member

    Thanks, I've decided against it for now.
     
  12. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Good choice I'm sure you can find better things to do with 7K
     
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  13. kirkblessed1

    kirkblessed1 New Member

    Hi Jim,
    My advise is don't ouch them with a barge pole even if they're paying you the £7000! I have had previous experience with them and it's all a load of rubbish as they only interested for you to sign up and once sign you cant cancel even 1 minute after and each time the company is reported they use a different name to trade!!!!!
     
  14. Jim Gibney

    Jim Gibney New Member

    Thanks, I politely told them I wasn't interested!!
     
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