Training providerd are running a business, they will tell you anything and everything they can to get your money.Definitely food for thought guys however were not expanding per say, more looking at ways to be more efficient and offer a more rounded service. I'd love to be in a place where I could afford more staff but from a cost to benefit perspective were probably not there yet.
The point about cutting corners probably says more about some 'kitchen fitters' than the trade generally, some kitchen fitters cant fit a worktop for example, that's just not how we work. Quality first.
One thing that has sparked my interest about the short courses not offering the correct qualifications, the training providers we have spoken to are saying the complete opposite, the line they are giving us is, employee will be qualified to C&G level and all the would need would be building control or third party sign off following works.
There seems to be a disparity between the previous comments and what the training providers are saying and I'm wondering what I'm missing?
Thanks for the input guys.
As far as short courses go, would you employ a kitchen fitter who has done a few weeks training in a classroom and has no real world experience then send them out on their own without any supervision from experienced fitters to fit kitchens?
If you send your fitters on this course then they will get taught the basic theory, none of the real world practical and then when they are working they will have nobody experienced to supervise them.
The other problem is the course will only teach them how electrucs is done in the ideal world of the textbooks.
The hardest part of the electrical a work in a kitchen refit is often unpicking the existing installation and working out how to make it safe before installing the new electrics. A short course will never be able to teach you how to safely deal with the hundreds of different bodges and DIY messes you will encounter in the real world.