The Tile Association is calling for the finest tile fixers across the UK to apply for the Master Craftsman Award – the highest honour that can be bestowed in the industry. This Award targets those in our industry who have achieved a minimum of Level 3 NVQ or who can prove that they have served a three-year apprenticeship and that they can demonstrate experience in complicated or heritage projects in accordance with the criteria listed in the current application form. They also need to demonstrate at least 15 years as a tile fixer, either on the commercial, industrial or domestic side of our industry. Entrants will need to provide a portfolio outlining their qualifications and evidence of work completed in line with the requirements which will be submitted to the Training Committee for approval.
Bob Howard MBE, chairman of the TTA’s Tile Fixer Training Committee, says: “We anticipate that there will only be a small percentage of tile fixers in the UK who will be able to meet the criteria, and we really want to hear from them.”
“We’re looking for tile fixers who can complete a range of difficult and complicated work, who have extensive knowledge and experience, and who are able to pass their skills and experience on to the new generation of fixers coming through.”
Tile fixers who want to apply for the Master Craftsman Award should call the Tile Association on 0300 365 8453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the application process.