Quest Magazine - Home

Learn a trade: plastering, tiling, plumbing, carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying …

Learn a trade: plastering, tiling, plumbing, carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying …

CASE STUDY

06 Feb, 2017

Years Served: 13 Years
Course Provider: Construction Skills College

Having completed 13 years’ service in the RAF, Jamie Turner decided to complete a plastering, plumbing and tiling course at Construction Skills College. Since completing the course he has set up as a self-employed tradesperson and now has a contract working for his local council.

He tells Quest, ‘I didn’t have a clue how to do anything before the course, but both the course and my tutors gave me the confidence to go self-employed. I found the course intensive and enjoyable, and what I liked about the college were the training bays, the amount of hands-on practical training and the outstanding knowledge of all the tutors. They offer their support after the course and I have been in touch with them since for advice, which is invaluable.’

The courses are taught by experienced tradespeople and Jamie was taught by a Gas Safe plumbing and heating engineer with 26 years’ experience, an experienced tiler who has 20-plus years’ experience and an experienced plasterer who has 42 years’ experience. Training is delivered in purpose-built training bays, and all tools and materials are provided throughout the course.

‘I only completed my training this year,’ continues Jamie, ‘and I have already done three complete bathroom refurbs, I have plastered five houses from top to bottom, and I have completed a number of other plastering, plumbing and tiling jobs. I am currently working with a property developer doing a full house renovation.

‘I would definitely recommend Construction Skills College if you are thinking of learning a trade.’ Construction Skills College provides accredited training in plastering, plumbing, tiling, carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying and rendering at its dedicated training centre in Staffordshire.

Get in touch

01782 837007
donna.king@tradeteacher.co.uk
www.tradeteacher.co.uk

Other Stories

Stronger together, in song NEWS
13 Apr, 2021

The Military Wives Choirs received part of a grant awarded to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity by the Department for

...
A perfect fit! NEWS
12 Apr, 2021

BeaverFit, the leading manufacturer of military outdoor fitness equipment and container gyms, has unveiled its

...

Related Articles

Case Studies See all

‘Building new careers in construction
Name:
‘Building new careers in construction

According to one of the country’s leading suppliers of building materials, former Armed Forces personnel have the perfect traits for careers in construction. Here we introduce just a few of the...

Read more »
Learning through a pandemic
Name:
Learning through a pandemic

CNet Training CEO Andrew Stevens talks to Quest about his company’s resettlement programmes and how CNet has managed to continue educating the industry throughout the pandemic …

Read more »