Apprentice hassle or positive

Discussion in 'Apprenticeships' started by dazlight, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    Who has a apprentice or had one ? Worth the hassle?

    As some will know I had Kieran who is now 24 and fitting LVT amazing. It was hard in the early years but worth it in the end.

    We have 2 now. Art who is just over 2 years in and 19 and Josh who’s a year in and 17. Always a pain pushing them and telling them, again and again. But I defo feel it’s the best way.

    “ get the bolster art , no mate that’s a wood chisel “ :mad:
     
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  2. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Always had apprentices, trained loads. 3 of the guys are now doing really well n there own. Some never made the grade, and I didn`t stay in touch with them.
    I know most people piss and moan about the kids these days etc, but for the most part I have found them to be hard working.
     
  3. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    I really gotta get another apprentice next year. Had a few that done well and a couple that I’m pretty sure won’t be in flooring anymore


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  4. mjfl

    mjfl Well-Known Member

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    I've had 3 and only one has stuck with, but all left after about 18 months
     
  5. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    Will never have another apprentice, too much effort, for potentially no payback
     
  6. Nick58

    Nick58 Well-Known Member

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    Had my son working with for 3 1/2 years now :( My god its hard
     
  7. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Ha, I have 3 sons & a nephew with me....
     
  8. stan1191

    stan1191 Well-Known Member

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    My dad taught me, his now teaching my youngest brother while i train up my other brother. Thinking of taking on another as we've run out of family :rolleyes:. Does anybody take them on as self employed, if so what do you thinks a fair price to start them off on? I currently have my brother on % of the days pay as we subcontract alot and i feel it gives them incentive to work harder. Or are you all doing it as employed and proper apprenticeships
     
  9. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    I have a regular subbie I pay day rate which works for both of us. Be hard a beginner though as he won’t make you much money at 1st.
     
  10. stan1191

    stan1191 Well-Known Member

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    if he can sweep and fetch and carry the time he'll save will earn me money so should be all good. just a bit apprehensive of putting the feelers out and saying they have to be self employed, probably puts a lot off. i started off on £25 a day in 2011 o_O
     
  11. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    I was on £27.50 a week when I started :eek:
     
  12. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Ha, I was on £25 a day too.
    I start my lads on £60 take home, cards in. £60 does not really buy much nowdays.
    God I sound old....
     

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