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career change

  1. Gary Moore

    Career change

    Has anyone on here changed careers? Come off the tools, moved into a different field? I’m still mulling things over like I have been for past year or so and I really would like some advice on this. I don’t feel that setting up on my own is an option for me and I’m not financially set up for it...
  2. S

    New member looking for career change

    hi there just introducing myself. I’m 28 and currently looking for a career change to become an electrician. Going to get access to the trainee forum. I’m based in Glasgow any advice on where to start would be very much appreciated Thanks Steven
  3. Shammie

    Newbie - Qualified Maintenance Electrician looking for advice on career options

    Hello, I am new to the forum. I am a Maintenance Electrician on a gas plant and have been doing my current job for 7 years, I have just finished a HNC in Electrical Engineering this year and I am looking for a bit of a change. I didn't do the HNC for the purpose of moving on or changing career...
  4. J

    Career change, Commercial & Domestic Electrician Training Route advice??

    Hi there, I am actively seeking a career change as an Electrician. Other than wiring up sockets and light switches that I taught myself using a book (old school) ! I have no experience or formal training. I have enquired with several training companies now for a complete start from the bottom...
  5. F

    Career Change - What would you do in my shoes...

    Hi Guys, I've done a lot of reading here and elsewhere and am 90% sure of what i am going to do but would like some options from people in the know/that have done it. Background: I have been a physics teacher for 9 years but have always wanted a practical trade based job. I am quite confident...
  6. K

    Career Change....Electricians mate

    Hi all, I'm a 48 year old, father of two in Berkshire, looking to change career. Now my children are more independent i now longer need to be around for the school run etc..... just wondering if anyone has any advice on how to find employment as an Electricians Mate. I've nearly completed...
  7. kamylka

    Hello! Looking for a career change and very confused!

    Hi everyone After working in retail and hospitality for about 10 years I have decided the work has sucked enough life out of me, and I decided to change careers. My partner is currently working towards a gas engineer qualification, we're also planning to invest in properties in the future. A...
  8. M

    I have decided I want a career change

    Hello people, Basically I am 24 years old and currently a financial adviser, I've thought about it long and hard if it's something that I want to do in the long run and it's not, I find the office jobs very boring. Rolling on, my father is a property developer, and introduced me to electrics...
  9. M

    Career change to Electrician.

    Wondered if anyone can provide some advice. Im 26 and due to be made redundant from my job (warehouse manager). I always wanted to get a trade job and now back looking into it. How hard is it to get a electrician job if im not doing apprentiship. All the jobs ive seen say work experience required.
  10. F

    Hi folks - another career changer checking in.

    Hi guys, Just thought I would say hello, my name is Freddie, I am 25 and from Nottingham originally, although living in London now. Been down here about 8 months and moved down here to get a job in business to business sales. I hated every second of it as I was sat behind a desk all day cold...
  11. N

    Career change to Electrician

    Hi, I work as an accountant in Manchester. I’m interested in starting electrician training and working alongside my studies, obviously leaving my current job to do so! I’m wondering where to start with this. The training looks expensive and apprenticeships don’t pay much at all. I’m prepared to...
  12. curly

    Hello, Im new and want a career change.

    Hi My names Ryan but you can call me Curly Im 29 based in glasgow and have been a painter and decorator for the last 12 years. I have been running my own business for the last 4 years ( as a sole trader doing domestic decorating jobs) and have decided to wind it in as its almost xmas the...
  13. H

    Career change advice

    Hi all. Looking for some straight up answers as Google is an absolute mine field when it comes to this kind of stuff. All I get when I ask is "Become a qualified Electrician in 5 days!" I'm 25, currently self employed in another trade and doing a dead end job to make ends meet. I really don't...
  14. C

    Career change for a 35 year old

    Hi guys. Don't expect lots of replies but just a couple will do and help A bit about me 35 2 kids mortgage bla bla Looking at changing from public sector to become a spark I currently earn around 50k that's including overtime. Is it worth me changing or will it take far to long to train...
  15. M

    Leaving the Military end of 2018 and looking for a career change.

    Hi all, Hoping someone can help or point me in the right direction. I'm looking for a career change and i've been reading that the courses the military offer are pretty much worthless when it comes to being employed afterwards. That said, can someone help me with what the best courses i can...
  16. S

    Hi newbie career change!

    I came across the site when I have been doing to research into a career change (or back to my original one..) After school I when to college and did level 2 NVQ's and GNVQ's in electrical and mechanical engineering, then chose a career in retail management :rolleyes:. Over the last few weeks I...
  17. C

    Newbie 33yrs looking for career change...

    Hi all, I've spent the past 10 years working in London as a Bobbie and am well and truly ready for a career change. I am really keen to get onto an adult apprenticeship and get stuck into a completely different industry with a view to maybe specialising later on and working in renewable...
  18. M

    Career change - Train to be electrician - any advice?

    Basically as the title of my thread says. I've pretty much always been self employed, work at the moment is quiet and I have no actual trade so I'm looking into training to be an electrician. Over the last few years I've worked with builders, roofers, industrial refrigeration installation and...
  19. E

    very tentative about asking this.

    Hi all, Ok let me get my concerns out of the way first… Every time I see someone ask for advice, especially when they are an ‘outsider’ so to speak, people seem to take great pleasure in shooting them down, telling them what they can’t do or not giving helpful advice in any shape of form. In...
  20. daveR38

    hello everyone

    Hi all, I'm an ex Civil Servant who is retraining as a domestic installer. Currently doing City & Guilds level 3 and hoping to start up small business later. I used to be in IT but moved into the "dark side" (management) before being made redundant, now looking to supplement CS pension with...
  21. J

    Career Change

    Hi All, I'm looking into a career change at the age of 28. I've got a computer science background in a fairly good job at the moment but can't stand being in a office all week! I've done some electrical work with a fully qualified guy and enjoyed it and had good feedback on my work. I've always...
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