Discuss Tiling a new career move? in the Tiling Courses area at TilersForums.com

OX-TILING

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hello all,

I am currently thinking of changing my career and tiling is looking the best thing for me to do. I have looked at a fast track course at a tiling centre. I would class myself as good at manual labour. i just wanted advice on jobs and if they are easy enough to come by and the best ways to put yourself out there.

thanks in advance
 
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OX-TILING

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Hi JCR,
thank you for your comment, i will be sure to get hands on with 600x 600 porcelain tiles.
any other advice is gratefully appreciated.

thanks again
 

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Do the longest course you can afford and itll give you a good foundation to build a career on. Youll always be learning.
 
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OX-TILING

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Thank you Impish,
i have booked onto a course through UK Pro Tiling Training, from the reviews they are the best at what they offer and from there i will persue indusry leader training. thank you for the advice, it all really helps.
 
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I just read your other thread, Ox. Is the plan that you do a tiling course and then start your own business?
 
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OX-TILING

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Thank you John, I am glad I have made the right choice and investment in UK pro tiling.
I will have a look at Mapei and their training academy.
Thank you
 

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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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OX-TILING

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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
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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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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OX-TILING

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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.
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.
 
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