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Evening all,

Basically I want to change my career, I'm currently in farming  & want to get out.  I want to go back to cars which I have qualifications in but because of no experience at the time + the other half I ended up in farming.  Now as I'm an adult and have adult responsibilities(mortgage & kids) how do I go about the training.  I want to do a welding course(that's easy enough 3 hours a week on a wednesday night) but I want to do a panel beating course/paint spraying & also finish my level 3.  Any help & advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks Matt 

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7 hours ago, Preecematt said:

Evening all,

Basically I want to change my career, I'm currently in farming  & want to get out.  I want to go back to cars which I have qualifications in but because of no experience at the time + the other half I ended up in farming.  Now as I'm an adult and have adult responsibilities(mortgage & kids) how do I go about the training.  I want to do a welding course(that's easy enough 3 hours a week on a wednesday night) but I want to do a panel beating course/paint spraying & also finish my level 3.  Any help & advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks Matt 

Is there any pharmaceutical companies close to you?

Manufacturing operator A.K.A "Scoop Monkey" 

Top pay and shift work 

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3 hours ago, Lenny said:

Is there any pharmaceutical companies close to you?

Manufacturing operator A.K.A "Scoop Monkey" 

Top pay and shift work 

There's Muller & a pie company which is 4 on 4 off but the pay isn't ideal.  Jaguar want a engine builder which is ridiculously good money but I didn't get the job lol

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Was worth a shot though lol

Might be worth chatting to a few local garages - they might be able to point you in the right direction - maybe even offer you some work experience

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11 minutes ago, iantt said:

and you think the motortrade is better paid than farming?

It isn't all about money Ian.  As long as you can pay the bills, 10% more enjoyment is worth more than 50% more salary.

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3 hours ago, iantt said:

and you think the motortrade is better paid than farming?

I'm hoping you've heard all the biased stuff in the media about farming being on it's backside?  There's no future in british farming anymore + farming is only better paid than motortrade because of the amount of hours.  I want to know my kids & remember what spending time with my wife felt like lol.  Plus I'm not going to get where I want to be in life, being in farming, so I'd rather get out sooner rather than later if you get me

3 hours ago, jmurray01 said:

It isn't all about money Ian.  As long as you can pay the bills, 10% more enjoyment is worth more than 50% more salary.

For me it's more work life balance.  I want my kids to know who I am, no point in x amount of years when I'm on my deathbed, oh so what have you done in life?  Worked, thats it.  I haven't got any memories as such with my kids, missed all the first things.  Yes I accept that's life + part of the mans job is to go and be the breadwinner but I'm just fed up with it now.  My parents didn't do anything with me/go and watch anything I did.  I don't want my kids experiencing that, however It's catch 22 as I'm working the hours I am, so that my kids don't grow up how I did.  It's harder to explain on here than it actually is lol

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4 hours ago, SeanW said:

Was worth a shot though lol

Might be worth chatting to a few local garages - they might be able to point you in the right direction - maybe even offer you some work experience

There is a coachworks + 2 bodyshops by me & they all said try college, right that's helpful.  Didn't point me in a specific direction, just said your best bet is try college & see what they suggest.

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19 minutes ago, Preecematt said:

For me it's more work life balance.  I want my kids to know who I am, no point in x amount of years when I'm on my deathbed, oh so what have you done in life?  Worked, thats it.  I haven't got any memories as such with my kids, missed all the first things.  Yes I accept that's life + part of the mans job is to go and be the breadwinner but I'm just fed up with it now.  My parents didn't do anything with me/go and watch anything I did.  I don't want my kids experiencing that, however It's catch 22 as I'm working the hours I am, so that my kids don't grow up how I did.  It's harder to explain on here than it actually is lol

I know what you mean though Matt.  It is a case of being there but not being able to do anything (no money), or earning money (thus providing) but not being there.  If you can find a happy medium, then that is where you need to be.  I know it is considered old fashioned now, but if you can provide enough for your wife to be a full-time mother to your children and you to be there at least 50% of the time, that is a LOT better than most children get these days. 

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10 hours ago, jmurray01 said:

I know what you mean though Matt.  It is a case of being there but not being able to do anything (no money), or earning money (thus providing) but not being there.  If you can find a happy medium, then that is where you need to be.  I know it is considered old fashioned now, but if you can provide enough for your wife to be a full-time mother to your children and you to be there at least 50% of the time, that is a LOT better than most children get these days. 

Both of my parents worked & it was rubbish lol.  Trouble is if I want to be at home more, then I need to take a drop in hours but that = less wage & I'm not applying for benefits or anything, the only one's we get are Child Benefit but that's statutory & I'm quite pleased with that.  Its a pain in the backside, shouldn't be this difficult:wacko:

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