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  1. widler

    widler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    England
    Good luck, I hope your previous job was really really s h I t e, as the building trade is mostly really s h I t e .
    I do hope you do well though :)
    Not sure on courses , I hear there are some good ones about, a few good tilers on here have done them though
     
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  2. OX-TILING

    OX-TILING Active Member

    Location:
    oxford
    Hi Wilder, I have been a prison officer for 12 years so I am hoping for less fighting and riots in the tiling trade :) I appreciate your honesty though, thank you
     
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  3. Steve Eldredge

    Steve Eldredge Active Member

    Location:
    Worcester
    Similar to me then. I can retire from the police this year but need a job where I can more or less chose hours to suit - no more night shifts, plus something I can do when we move back to Germany in the next couple of years.
     
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  4. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    I would have a go at helping out a Tiler for a weekend before biting the bullet and a complete career change.

    I only do 20 to 50 square metres per month and the thought of having to tile full time fills me with dread.

    I do enjoy it but sometimes it’s a bloody awful trade.
     
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  5. OX-TILING

    OX-TILING Active Member

    Location:
    oxford
    I appreciate what you are saying, I have helped out a mate who tiles now and then and the attention to detail I find is fascinating and it is more satisfying then my current job. I am not fully jumping ship just yet, I will do some agency work evenings and weekends to learn the trade more and then start my own business..... hopefully.
     
  6. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    I think it’s an incredibly rewarding trade. As I said, it’s really bad at times.

    One thing you do get with it is a finished product. That in itself is rewarding and makes it a very different trade to say an Electrician where most things are hidden.
     
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  7. OX-TILING

    OX-TILING Active Member

    Location:
    oxford
    you are right, the finished product and always on show, I like that aspect of the trade. I did ground working helping a mate out and 90% of the work has been hidden
     
  8. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    And it's much better than being a plumber.
    Like being a golden Eagle compared to a budgie.
     
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  9. UKTT Darren

    UKTT Darren UK Pro Tiling Training TF Official Sponsor

    Location:
    North East
    Hi Ox Tiling.
    You have made the right decision coming to us UK Pro Tiling for your training, we give you everything you need to get out their and make a start as a career in tiling, since 2006 we have been delivering pro tiling courses and there are many successful forum members started of their paths with us, not only do we teach you the tiling skills at the highest levels possible along with a 15000 word hand out covering all the situations, synarios and products, we go through the business essentials as well of how to build a career from nothing starting with the marketing and sales skills required to find and win the tiling business.
    I will look after you
    Regards
    Darren
    UK Pro Tiling Training
     
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  10. OX-TILING

    OX-TILING Active Member

    Location:
    oxford
    Hi Darren.
    Thank you for your comment, I have booked onto your 9 day course toward the end of April. I am glad I have made the right choice. I am thoroughly looking forward to it. From all of your reviews and testimonials you are clearly the best choice for me.
    Thanks again
    Jono
     
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  11. UKTT Darren

    UKTT Darren UK Pro Tiling Training TF Official Sponsor

    Location:
    North East
    You will love the course, it's not just a tiling course it's a full tiling business program of how become a businessman who uses tiling skills rather than just be a tiler.

    You will see things in a totally different way when I have finished with you and have a clear direction of where to go and what to do when you get there
    Our course is pretty unique which is why the reviews say what they say
    See you on the course
    Darren
     
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  12. whitebeam

    whitebeam Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    My brother has just retired from the prison service after 25 years, good luck in your future career.
     
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  13. OX-TILING

    OX-TILING Active Member

    Location:
    oxford
    Whitebeam, It has got to the point for me that I dont want to be in the prison service for another 12 months let alone 12 more years. I fully respect anyone that has done the job and people that are still in the job but for me it's time to start something new. Tiling has always intrigued me but I didnt want to do an apprenticeship at the age of 30.
     
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  14. whitebeam

    whitebeam Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Some of the story's I've heard 12 years is a good length of time for anyone but now time to move on...enjoy.
     
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