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Old 06-04-2010, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hiya Lads!!

I'm looking to start some work experience in the plastering trade (North East)...I have some basic knowledge and worked with a plasterer in my previous job for a window company. Basically I boarded window reviles and laboured for him etc. We also carried out some property maintenance where we took out acoustic vents and I bonded them up and cement rendered the outside. I have also boarded a couple of ceilings & taped them before he plastered them.

I have been working as a double glazier for the past 4 years but I'm looking for a new change of career...

Any help or advice would be GREATLY appreciated - I'm new to this forum so not quite sure how it all works but I'm sure I'll learn.

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Dan--Welcome--Plastering as a trade is tough right now---Dryvit is in trouble--new housing is at a stand still--Lots of plasterers looking for work--

However,If it's your dream job,go the the sister forum next door,Contractor talk. (link is at the bottom of the page)--Read the threads,join,ask a few questions--That's where I'd look on the web.

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Dan--Welcome--Plastering as a trade is tough right now---Dryvit is in trouble--new housing is at a stand still--Lots of plasterers looking for work--

However,If it's your dream job,go the the sister forum next door,Contractor talk. (link is at the bottom of the page)--Read the threads,join,ask a few questions--That's where I'd look on the web.

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Thanks very much for the post Mike, I will be sure to join the group next door.

I know what you mean about the trade being slow at the moment. I wrote out to 15 different local companies well over 8 weeks ago, offering work experience free of charge and not one company has even responded with a rejection letter. Its disappointing because yes it is my dream job and its only now I have been made redundant from my previous employer that I now have the confidence to start thinking about college courses and pursuing my career. Otherwise, I guess you just become too comfortable...

Anyway thanks again for your help!

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Sorry to be a pain but where is the link for contractor talk?? I cant seem to find it....
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Sorry to be a pain but where is the link for contractor talk?? I cant seem to find it....
Here you go: http://www.contractortalk.com/

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unfortunately i cant get on as i have to register as a contractor and my business etc

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