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shirley007

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i want to become an electrician but want to know if this is possible as am 26yrs old have i left it to late
 
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dragon-av

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At 26 your relatively young, lots of people retrain in their 30's and 40's you can either fund a private course at one of hundreds of training companies or attend a local college course if you have not taken much in the way of college courses previously then learn direct can help with support for fees etc the college route is longer but normally allows you to work while doing the course.
 
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MrSkipsey

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Mate, I wouldnt worry. I was 29 when I started my 2330 Level 2 last September. Although learning at a later age is a struggle - its been 10 years since I was last at college - Im managing.
My 202 exam is Tuesday and the 203 is the Tuesday after. Ive passed my 201 and practical so Im hoping the next one (202) is a pass too!

If not, Ill be swinging from the rafters by some 2.5 twin & earth!
 
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Jutt

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I'm 29 now mate & i've just got the chance to retrain to be a sparky wouldn't worry mate it's the best decision i've made.
 
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sparkyj

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i wouldnt worry,im 27 and started a course last month
 
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wayne

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retraining isnt a problem have you a job lined up?
 
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Jumbonipondon_squilobidon

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over the hill at 26
 
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greekislandlover

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I must be the oldest trainee in town then!

Made redundant from an electronics job after working there 20+ years at the age of 43. Did the 2360 part 1 during my last year of working, and got lucky being taken on by a local firm. Did the part 2, was given time off and got paid for it, and followed up with 2391 - paid for by the company.

So age is NOT a barrier. My employer makes a point of going for older guys anyway, as he feels they will "probably" stay longer than younger ones. There isn't a big turnover in employyes, so I guess they are doing something right somewhere!
 
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