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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:29 am 
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Hey people,

Well I'm in customer service, mid thirties and looking for a career change. I have applied for numerous apprenticeships but it seems nobody wants to hire an 30 something ex- soldier as an apprentice. I kinda get that but it sucks.On that note, I've been looking at those 'two week intensive tiling/plastering/electrical' courses.
Ideally I'd like a trade, or maybe become an all-round handyman. But my eventual goal is to become self-employed.
Are they worth it? I have some big reservations on them. For your benefit, I am a pretty hands on type of lad.


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Fit like?

I done my army training in Gordon Barracks BOD back in the early 80's. I still remember those beach runs to Blackdog ranges, one step forward three back :lol:


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I left the raf 7 years ago, aircraft electrical engineer. I spent 4 years in industry as a maintenance manager and hated being desk bound. One day I'd had enough and jacked it all in, had some leaflets made and went self employed as a handyman.

3 years later I'm booked 3-5 months in advance and jobs vary from decorating to full kitchens and bathrooms.

I love it and would never go back to working for a company.

I never did an intensive course as had always done my own diy. I never take on a job I'm not confident doing and thus have great feedback and customer testimonials.

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I never did an intensive course as had always done my own diy. I never take on a job I'm not confident doing and thus have great feedback and customer testimonials.


Yep I'll second that, I never take a job on I'm not confident with and I tell the customers that. They appreciate your honesty :thumbright:


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