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BilboBaggins

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I want to start off by saying that I have never worked in a construction environment in my entire life, so I am very unknowledge in this area. I have only worked at a coffee shop for 5 years of my life.

I am currently doing a Plumbing L2 and next year will start an NVQ L2. For the NVQ I will need to be hired by a plumber so I could do the practical tasks required for me to pass the course. Here's the thing, how does someone like me with no trade experience get hired by a Plumber cos all the job postings I see online require experience or hire qualifications both of which I don't have? Will I have to work for free to get hired? Also, how do I go about contacting a plumber and what is this placement actually called since its not really a apprenticeship and not really a proper job?

Secondly how many hours I will have to work per week to complete my NVQ within the 12 months period. I will likely have to still work at the coffee shop whilst doing the NVQ and will only be available on weekends and 1 other day of the week. Is this doable?
 

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You may have to work for free, but can’t speak for whoever takes you on. It’s probably called a work experience placement, or something similar. You need to contact businesses in your area, or be prepared to travel. As for the amount of hours, I’ve no idea, I completed an apprenticeship, so all this was ironed out with the caveat that we sought our own employment, however a local council were taking on and interviewed all willing participants in our class.
 

Chuck

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The organisation you're doing the NVQ with should help you find a suitable placement.
 

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