Tag Archives: Apprenticeship

T4TS How to Guides: Neil talks about his T4TS course and plumbing jobs

Neil Pain is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Tom Jinks from T4TS Radio spoke to Neil to find out how he was getting on with his training:

You can listen to Neil’s interview on the Train4TradeSkills Radio Blog at www.train4tradeskills.blogspot.com or download to iTunes from the AudioBoo app at www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills


Stephen’s talks plumbing apprenticeships in latest Train4TradeSkills Blog

If you are a regular reader of Stephen’s blog, you will know that he is training to be a plumber with Train4TradeSkills and blogs about how he is getting on every week.

To read previous posts by Stephen, visit his blog at www.stephenwithtrain4tradeskills.blogspot.com and speak to him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/stepo1

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 talks about his plumbing experience he’s getting outside his T4TS course

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…”

Read the rest of Craig’s story and how he fixed the radiator problem, as well as how he got the plumbing work, on Train4TradeSkills News. The story can be found on the Train4TradeSkills Blog