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  1. axlgod

    axlgod Active Member

    Hi everybody my name is Ricky from Grimsby.

    I’m looking to work alongside a tiler to hopefully show me how to tile to an excellent standard. Ultimately that’s what I would like to do for a living after working in my current job for over 20 years. I’m a realist & understand it’ll be hard graft, but I know I’ve got the qualities to succeed. I’ve already sent out emails/messages to tilers asking for some experience, (for free) but unfortunately none seem to be biting at the moment. It’s very frustrating & it’s getting me down a bit, but I’m still remaining positive.

    One option I have would be is the UK Pro Tiling Course , which I’m still thinking about- some people say ‘don’t waste your money’, which is interesting because for the tilers who dismiss it, how else I’m I going to get any experience? Others say ‘it’s fantastic, go for it, you won’t regret it’, so I’m trying to look at it with a balanced view.

    If anyone has it in their heart to give me shot it would be greatly appreciated.

    I have my own transport & am willing to go ‘a bit further’ than North East Lincs.


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  2. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    SW London
    Hi and welcome to the forum Ricky, good for you mate, hope you’re successful.
    I myself got in to the industry in exactly the same way as you’re trying now, that was some 35yrs ago.
    There is a fair mix of installers on here, some time served and others from short courses, so there’s not really an answer that is definitive unfortunately.
    How successful you become is really all on you, and is down to your determination and doggedness, if you’re intent on succeeding, then you will.
    You could always try a few tile stores and ask them to mention to their regular fitters that you’re available, even if you get passed around by a few tilers for a few days at a time, it’s all experience and I’m sure working for several different people you’ll learn a whole lot more about what’s right and wrong.
    I think it’d actually quite enlightening. :)
    Just don’t play their knowledge off against each other, you may upset a few haha
    But there’s nothing wrong with you coming back here and telling us! :pJust make sure they’re not members. :D
    Seriously tho Ricky, good luck mate, sounds like you’re determined to succeed, so fair play to you.
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  3. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Wimborne, Dorset
    Welcome to the forum Ricky
  4. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Welcome and good luck Ricky.
  5. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    hope you find someone
  6. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Good luck, Ricky.
  7. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Welcome Ricky, be a good idea to start with the UK pro tiling course, not just for hands on information but also for guidance in how to successfully set up, market and run your new business. Darren that run's the course may very well have contacts around your area he could put you onto..
    Good luck.
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  8. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Hello and welcome, good luck and keep us posted on your journey.
  9. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Good luck:)
  10. axlgod

    axlgod Active Member

    Thanks to all the comments.
    I’ll keep you all posted with my journey!!
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  11. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    welcome and good luck
  12. Albert

    Albert Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Good luck:)
  13. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Good luck .
  14. Phil Hobson

    Phil Hobson Master Craftsman Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Master Craftsman

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