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megaman83

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what other jobs would you have fancied if you hadnt have chose to become a spark?

i wanted to be an architect until my art teacher told me if i really tried hard the remainder of my 5th year at secondary school i could manage a grade E.

enough said, down the sparky road i went!

also wanted to be a fireman up until quite recently too.

but my site foreman reckons i just like to start fires not put them out!
he gave off cause i burn all my cardboard at every oppertunity:p
 
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johnnyb

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Just before i left school i was a a family do in Blackburn where upon this old guy was asking, son what you going to do for a job, as i am due to retire soon, he gave me the best advice that anybody has given me in that he said, son be a Solicitor print money son, get yer head down study and in a few yrs you will have made it. I didn,t listen and i am 50 now, and still climbing bloomin scaffolding etc.
 
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Deffo fireman, ever since I could talk I wanted to be one.

Trouble was I hated school so left at 16 and the minimum age for joining the fire service was 18 so needed to find something to fill 2 years.

That was 12 years ago and here I am. I have to say I wouldn't change it for the world now, love the job too much (sad I know):eek::D
 
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kung

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I always wanted to be a lumberjack ! (monty python)
 
i did my work experience with BT and was all set to do that, but they didnt take people on till the sept and i thought if i missed that it would be to late for anything else,i thought "wires is wires" ill try to be a sparks , now done 19yrs.
 
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part time lollipop man and full time xbox player
 
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Sparky-Tom

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Archeologist, but I needed some money... Got an apprenticeship and here I am 5 years later! Love my job! Wouldnt change it for the world!:D
 
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Andy Smith

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Marine biologist would have been my choice. Didnt know it at 16 thou !
 
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not clever

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Deffo fireman, ever since I could talk I wanted to be one.

Trouble was I hated school so left at 16 and the minimum age for joining the fire service was 18 so needed to find something to fill 2 years.

That was 12 years ago and here I am. I have to say I wouldn't change it for the world now, love the job too much (sad I know):eek::D
Lenny why don't you look at becoming a retained fire fighter?

Me I wanted to be a game keeper, but it's one of those jobs that's hard to get into as an outsider because they are handed down through family generations.
 
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MrSkipsey

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Same as Andy I wanted to be a marine biologist. This started from when I was about 7. Wanted to swim with sharks and study them.
Now, Id be happy to become a scuba diving instructor - only another £3000 and 6 months training to do it.


Been saying that for 4 years!!!!

Mike.
 
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Mac

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Wanted to join the RAF as an aircraft electrician like my dad.Passed exams and medical and then fluffed interview with an officer.:(
 

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:DMac i understand calling them crabs isnt a good thing:D
 
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KNIPEX

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i would love to be a police officer, would feel like a back wards step now though, all that learning and probation stuff :(
 

scotsparky

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mac worked on raf base in falklands for 4 years what can i say about RAF there???? Easy life!
 
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Mac

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mac worked on raf base in falklands for 4 years what can i say about RAF there???? Easy life!
Lived on a base in Germany.Always something going on there.Wouldn't mind going to the Falklands to work.Nothing there mate that's why it's an easy life;)
 

scotsparky

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Mac the facilitys mob is desperate for sparks down there they cant get anyone £27,000 a year tax free (if you stay out for a full finantual year) 6months there 4 weeks holls the work is easy as all surface.

However the management are useless.

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