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25 Oct 2022

Peter Shaw (37) spent sixteen and a half years in the British forces as a bagpiper for the Royal Highland Fusiliers before realising he needed to retrain to support his young family. In May this year he embarked on a 2-week tiling course, followed by the Plumbing Diploma at Trades Training School. 
Peter loved the building aspect of the courses on offer, but wasn’t sure which course to take. He enjoyed the tiling course so much that he decided to take the longer plumbing course as well. Peter’s father and his uncles were also plumbers, so he decided to give it a shot.

Peter now works full time for Edinburgh Council as a plumber maintaining and installing bathrooms and kitchens, as well as helping with any major repairs that are needed.

Peter said: “These courses changed my life and have given me massive sense of achievement. They pushed me to get on with work in my own home and helped me find employment. I learned to price jobs up correctly and the people skills to manage clients. As a result, I have landed a job for life with a good salary and work ethic. I'm also part of Trades Training School’s students’ support group where I can access help and advice, and show off my skills!”

It's never too late to consider changing career. We have been delivering specialist construction training courses since 2007 and are proud to be the only centre of our kind in Scotland.

As well as training courses, we offer business start-up training and are happy to put our students in touch with employers whenever possible. We provide unlimited after-course support and can help with
business plans and CVs.

If you’d like to find out more about our courses, or to come in to see our courses in action, get in touch on 0131 6611 833 or email [email protected]

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