As Emma’s City & Guilds Plastering Course draws to a close today, we caught up with her to find out what she has planned for the future and how she has found her time with us at Able Skills. Emma today completed her City & Guilds Plastering Course with us and had nothing but good things to say about her time with Able Skills.

How Have You Found Your Time At Able Skill?

“It has been an eye-opening experience that has been hard work but well worth. It has allowed me to see the bigger picture with the Plastering Industry because I came into this course not knowing anything, and after my four weeks, I have only scratched the surface of the Plastering Industry. I also found it very good having a gap in my learning where I was able to reflect on what I had already learnt and prepare for what was to come.”

Able Skills will be able to show you everything you need to know to get out into the industry and operate effectively as a Plasterer, but we will not be able to teach you everything. As Emma has mentioned there is so much more to learn and understand that we do not cover. Emma also mentioned that she found it useful having a gap in her learning, at Able Skills, we operate a pay as you learn system and you can space out your weeks of learning if that is how you believe you will learn best.

Do You Feel Prepared To Head Out Into The Industry?

“I feel like I have been given all the tools to head out and work for a Plastering Company that will help me to learn on the job. Being a woman, I think people are always watching me and they expect me to know nothing but I have impressed them with my skills.”

We can give you the skills and knowledge you need to know to perform work effectively, but we will not be able to teach you aspects of the role like dealing with customers. These are all things that you will learn out on the job and as you gain experience your confidence will grow with everything that you do in the Plastering Industry. It is a common misconception that women struggle in construction trades like Plastering, but we love to see people like Emma proving them wrong!

What Are Your Plans Now?

“I already have a job lined up as an apprentice at a Plastering Company called Pro Finish Plastering. There I will work alongside an experienced Plasterer as I learn on the job. As well as this, I will be completing odd jobs here and there for friends and family when I can."

Based on how well Emma has taken to all of the training she has received we are sure that she will flourish in her role and an apprentice plasterer. Everyone at Able Skills would like to wish her every success as she takes this next step in her career.

Would You Recommend Able Skills And What Has Been Your Favourite Part Of The Course?

“ Yes, I would recommend Able Skills 100%! I have enjoyed it so much but the parts that stand out would be being shown how to do things by the amazing instructors and then being able to just get on with it, if I have ever had an issue the instructors were always there to help. Getting to grips with the equipment that is here as well has been brilliant. Also just being one of the guys and treated no different to any other student.”

We always love to hear such positive feedback from our students. Our Plastering team is made up of experienced Plasterers who have years of industry experience behind them as well as having received specialist teacher training. In addition to this, you will be provided with all of the equipment you need to succeed here with us, all we ask you to bring is yourself and a willingness to learn.

How You Can Follow In Emma's Footsteps

If you would like to get your Plastering Qualifications, then please do feel free to come down to our training centre where one of the team will be able to discuss all of the courses we have available and which ones may be best for you given your goals. However, if you cannot make it to us in person do not hesitate to give us a call on 01322 280 202 today!

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