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Hi All,

Does anybody have any experience of taking on an apprentice? I wonder is it worth doing? Firstly, an extra pair of hands would be useful, but also it would be nice to be able to help out and give someone the opportunity to learn a trade. Just wonder if anybody has done similar?
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Hi Edd,

That's lovely that you're considering it. I think the government are about to announce incentives for companies to take on people aged 16 - 25.

We've had a few members over the years take on apprentices. More common on our electrical forum as those guys get busy fast once they've established themselves. www.electriciansforums.net - Perhaps from an apprenticeship point of view, head over there and mention you're a tiler but Dan sent you over. They will be super clued up on what to do these days, and how it benefits you and your tax as a company etc.

There will be a right and wrong way to do it as with anything like this.

How long have you been going?

Thanks for posting. :)
 
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Hi Dan,

Thanks for the advice mate, I'll have a look on the electrical forum for sure.

I've only been going just over a year now, but i'm busy constantly and could do with an extra pair of hands. I think I would rather have the extra help with me rather than going through the hassle of up scaling and subbing work out and then dealing with the problems that'll come with that. I like dealing with the clients myself, going in, taking my time to do a good job and then moving onto the next one.

Also, I don't really need to earn a fortune out of it, but I would like to limit the pressure, which an extra pair of hands would help with. If combined with that, I could teach someone the basics of tiling which I have learned and am still learning and have them learning alongside me, it might benefit them more than just financially. I'm relatively new to tiling, but not to life / working and running a business, so it would be good to be able to share some knowledge with an apprentice and would help me too potentially.

I'll see what they say at the electrical forum buddy.

Cheers

Edd
 

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