Hi Rob... I completed my apprenticeship as a Carpenter/Joiner/Joiner's
Machinist in New Zealand in 1969 and straightaway was referred to as a
"Journeyman Carpenter/Joiner/Joiner's Machinist" ... Which simply meant
I was a tradesman who had completed an apprenticeship and passed all the
necessary examinations to the satisfaction of the then Trades Board,
which were !st, 2nd and 3rd Qualifyng, Trade Certificate and lastly
Advanced Trade Certificate... The apprenticeship was for 10,000 hours...
At that same timeframe I think the equivalent to 1st and 2nd Qual. in
England was training via "City and Guilds"... I'm sure someone will
correct me on this...
On 26/02/2014 10:28 p.m., Rob Russell wrote:
Just a quick line to say thank you to all the people who have
commented /given advice on the meaning of Journeyman. it makes a bit more sense to me now,
and I can put what I know in to context sop thank youall