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By Rory Macnamara | All images: ©Plumbing Africa | Rory Macnamara

As with many of our trades, waterproofing and roof repairs are dogged by the notorious ‘bakkie brigade’ in the worst sense. This impacts on the industry reputation generally, and roof repairing and waterproofing in particular. 

The Apprenticeship Journey (Part 3 of 3): A practical guide to prospective apprentices

By Terry Smith, owner of Legacy Plumbing Services

In the March issue of Plumbing Africa, I discussed how hiring an apprentice is not for the faint hearted, which covered who the stakeholders are in within the apprenticeship ecosystem and listed the role and responsibilities of a host employer (Part 1). Last month’s issue covered how to help an apprentice apply their knowledge in a working environment (Part 2)

The Apprenticeship Journey (Part 2 of 3) – A practical guide to prospective host employers

By Terry Smith, owner of Legacy Plumbing ServicesBy Terry Smith, owner of Legacy Plumbing Services

In last month’s issue of Plumbing Africa, we talked about how hiring an apprentice is not for the faint hearted and discussed who the stakeholders are in within the Apprenticeship Ecosystem. Also listed was ‘Role and Responsibilities of a Host Employer’ (Part 1).

The Apprenticeship Journey (Part 1 of 3) – “A practical guide to Prospective Host Employers”

By Terry Smith

Let me call it as it is…Hiring an apprentice is not for the faint-hearted!  It takes time, effort and a love for working with young people to offer an apprenticeship. It can be highly rewarding to help develop and grow the next generation of plumbers. But it can also be a stressful time for business owners, staff and the apprentice, if you are not aware of dynamics that create the best ‘ecosystem’ for successful apprenticeships.

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