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Plumbing or Carpentry Apprenticeship??

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  • 01-05-2010 11:42pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭


    Im still in school but after school i would like to do an apprenticeship in either carpentry or plumbing!
    personnaly i would prefer carpentry because i like working wih wood but if plumbing was easier or paid more i would do that??
    what do you think would be better


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,305 ✭✭✭yoshytoshy


    You'll get paid more for a job you like doing ,both trades require hard work.
    If you have the knack for one ,then it will stand to you in the future.


  • Registered Users Posts: 991 ✭✭✭Leo Demidov


    Probably a better chance of employment as a plumber. Theres still a good bit of plumbing work re renewable energy etc and there will always be maintenance and repairs. With carpentry, theres so much offsite fabrication, untrained operators etc, skilled work requiring trained chippies will become almost a thing of the past.

    Best to get a bit of work experience though and try both. The day can be very long if you hate your job.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,301 ✭✭✭✭the_syco


    wexfjord wrote: »
    The day can be very long if you hate your job.
    This, and also you won't be kept on if they think you don't like it: it's better to have someone who loves their job, than someone doing it for the money. The former will do a good job, the latter will leave at 17:00, and leave the last 10 minutes of the job until the next day.

    And in this climate, they'll have a choice of who to pick.

    Best idea is to see can you do a week in each trade, though someone you know, for nothing. If you like it, get a job elsewhere, or have them start paying you. Remember: experience to help you choose is valuable, but free work is worthless. Once you do the "free week", ensure you don't get taken advantage of, with promises of an apprenticeship.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,305 ✭✭✭yoshytoshy


    If your serious about it ,register with Fas and tell them what you intend on doing.
    I've worked with loads of lads through fas ,they're good at getting lads work.

    At least you have someone to contact ,with regards to pay etc. And they make it easier to deal with people.


  • Registered Users Posts: 955 ✭✭✭Pot Noodle =


    wexfjord wrote: »
    Probably a better chance of employment as a plumber. Theres still a good bit of plumbing work re renewable energy etc and there will always be maintenance and repairs. With carpentry, theres so much offsite fabrication, untrained operators etc, skilled work requiring trained chippies will become almost a thing of the past.

    Best to get a bit of work experience though and try both. The day can be very long if you hate your job.

    Are you for real A carpenter is the most valuable tradesperson on the site first on last off:eek:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 991 ✭✭✭Leo Demidov


    Pot wrote:
    Are you for real A carpenter is the most valuable tradesperson on the site first on last off:eek:


    You may well be right, just show me to the nearest site thats looking for a carpenter.:p


  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭4davis7


    How do you get a apprenticeship anyway and what would the pay be like during an carpentry apprenticeship


  • Registered Users Posts: 44,080 ✭✭✭✭Micky Dolenz


    4davis7 wrote: »
    How do you get a apprenticeship anyway and what would the pay be like during an carpentry apprenticeship


    Get a job with a qualified chippie and they will register you with FAS, or contact FAS and they will put you on a system. When guys are looking for people they may use this list.

    Wages, probably around €200 per week for 1st year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭4davis7


    Get a job with a qualified chippie and they will register you with FAS, or contact FAS and they will put you on a system. When guys are looking for people they may use this list.

    Wages, probably around €200 per week for 1st year.


    alright thanks


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