Over the last year and a half as the Covid-19 Pandemic has dominated our lives, lots of people have been thinking about their careers and if there are better options out there for them. For some, they haven’t been lucky enough to choose to leave their current roles and have been made redundant. This is exactly what happened to Neil. He is now at Able Skills looking to transform his career and establish a family business. 

Neil enjoying getting his hands dirty in our Plastering Training Centre!

What Course Are You Doing & Why Able Skills?

“I am studying towards my Accredited Plastering Qualification. I wanted to come to Able Skills because I did my research and I found all of the reviews that I saw were all positive from former students. After speaking to the staff they really seemed like they wanted to help me achieve my goals. The flexibility they showed in getting me booked onto my course was also amazing!” 

Here at Able Skills, we take pride in the fact that we do not hide anything from existing or future students. We ask all who attend our courses to fill out feedback sheets which are then uploaded to Feefo for anyone to see. Our team will always look to put our learners first and we will do all we can to ensure that we can help you achieve your goal no matter how big or small it may be.

How Did You Find Out About The Course?

“By doing my own research. Able Skills regularly came up as a high-quality place to learn the Plastering Industry.”

Able Skills runs over 20? Plastering Courses from our state of the art training centre. In addition to this, all of these courses are taught by our highly experienced instructors who have a huge amount of industry experience behind them as well as specialist teacher training.

Why Did You Want To Do This Course?

“To change direction and set up a family business with my son. After 25 years of working a finance job, I felt like I needed a change. Also, working in Finance is hard with constant regulation changes and I believe that working as a Plasterer could allow me to enjoy my job more and see me through to retirement.”

We often welcome students who are looking to change their careers and are keen to set up their own businesses. As Neil mentioned above, he is also interested in going into business with his son. With 4.8 million businesses in the UK claiming to be family-run this is something that is becoming a lot more common. With studies showing that people are more likely to use family businesses, this may be something that you should consider.

What Is Your End Goal With This Training?

“To have my own established family business and to be able to be my own boss, as well as enjoying the time I will get to work with my son.”  

A lot of our students say that one of the main reasons for wanting to change career is due to wanting to spend more time with their family. Although Neil won’t be spending time with his loved ones at home, he will soon have the opportunity to work alongside his son which few people have the pleasure of doing. In addition to this, hopefully, a few years down the line he will be able to look back and reflect on how he has built his business from scratch. 

What Advice Would You Give To Someone In A Similar Situation To You?

“Don’t think you’re too old! Just give it a go even if you want to just improve your DIY skills you may realise that you want to pursue this as a career.”

You are never too old to learn our students range from those in their early 20’s all the way up to those in their 60’s. With the current older generation of skilled tradespeople slowly working their way towards retirement there is a gap in the marketing for people like Neil to exploit. Sadly it is becoming common for younger people to be pushed away from trades because of the stereotypes that exist around them. So why not capitalise on this and learn a trade like Plastering today?

How Have You Found The Facilities & Instructors So Far?

“All really good! The instructors have been very good, they have been clear with their direction and are always there to help simplify things for me because coming into this course I had little experience of the Plastering Industry.” 

As we mentioned previously all of our instructors across all of our subjects not just Plastering have a vast amount of experience in their chosen industry. Our instructors are always happy to help share their years of industry knowledge with our students and will do all they can to make sure you are prepared for all your assessments. 

Get Your Plastering Qualification Today! 

If you would like to learn more about the Plastering Courses that we offer then please do feel free to visit us. One of the team will be more than happy to show you around our centre and answer any questions you may have regarding the courses that we offer. However, if you cannot make it down to us in person please do feel free to give us a call on 01322 280 202 today!

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