- Train4TradeSkills Radio: James talks about his T4TS Plumbing Course and Handyman business (train4tradeskills.wordpress.com)
Here’s Stephen’s latest blog:
On my last blog I talked about the job I had applied for, which is a plumbing apprenticeship with Pennaf Housing Ltd. Just to let you know I got through the first stage and have been shortlisted, which I’m really happy with.
I found out that 113 people applied for the two jobs, which is a three year plumbing apprenticeship. They then cut it down to 13 people and 10 people arrived to the assessment day, and I was one of the 10 people chosen.
I had to go to a meeting at EF offices at St Asaph in North Wales, where we had an overview of Pennaf Housing and what the job involves. On the assessment day, we had to undertake a number of tests, an interview and a practical task.
I feel I coped well with this and told them all about my work on the course, how I have got to Unit 25, my practical training and plumbing work experience, and they said they thought highly of my application, which is good.
They are due to invite 6 people to another interview on Monday (today) and then they will decide who will get the 2 places. I’ll have more on my blog next week about whether I get through.
Craig Watkinson is on the plumbing course with Train4TradeSkills and has a job as a labourer working for a plumber.
The winner of April’s Student of the Month competition, Craig talks about his job and the sort of practical experience he has been getting outside of his course. Craig says:
“I started my plumbing course at the end of Feb and I am really getting stuck into it as I now work for a plumber as a labourer. I also do some jobs on my own under supervision and the other day we went to a property where two radiators were not working, one was cold and the other was lukewarm…”