Life after the Army

#1
Looking for a new career path after the forces, August 2007ish......these are some of my ideas:

Plumbing
Carpentry
Landscape Gardening

Anyone have any experience in these fields?
 
#2
no1cares said:
these are some of my ideas:

Plumbing
Carpentry
Landscape Gardening

Anyone have any experience in these fields?
I had a pipe burst a couple of years ago, at Chrimbo as well! bloody awful experience!
 
#3
Getting a trade is a good bet im a stab vm but in civvy street im an electrician long hours but good money and plenty of work pm me or email if you want more accurate advice on courses ect
 
#5
Apparently there is a massive shortage of plumber in civ div, well worth looking into.

Infact I believe there is a shortage of just about every building trade at the moment, brickies, joiners, plasterers etc.
 
#6
There is an article on the wall in the Aldershot resettlement centre that says that there is a glut of plumbers in the UK at the moment and that those currently in training will find it hard to find employment.
 
#7
devilish said:
Apparently there is a massive shortage of plumber in civ div, well worth looking into.

Infact I believe there is a shortage of just about every building trade at the moment, brickies, joiners, plasterers etc.
This is just one of the many urbant myths that circulate in resettlement circles. There perhaps was once a shortage, but like MCSE engineers, locksmiths, NEBOSH and NEBSM suppliers this is now no longer the case. There are a few websites that dispel these myths. I have found one that relates to plumbing in Scotland, but I daresay a more determined search will find one that applies to England and Wales.

http://www.sfc.ac.uk/about/sfefc_ar...s/j_2005_04c.pdf#search="plumber recruitment"
 
#8
As I understand it a lot of the vacancies in the majority of areas have been filled by the migrant workforce and this has driven down the rates of pay.

Investigate what jobs, careers and areas of expertise are generally required in the area you intend to settle. You can do this by going to the job centre plus website and searching for jobs within a given radius. Then target your re-settlement carefully.

Good Luck.
 
#11
no1cares said:
Looking for a new career path after the forces, August 2007ish......these are some of my ideas:

Plumbing
Carpentry
Landscape Gardening

Anyone have any experience in these fields?
Landscape Gardeners can earn big money and plenty of scope for oversea's work in OZ and NZ. Get in with a local garden centre and you are sorted.
 
#12
no1cares said:
Looking for a new career path after the forces, August 2007ish......these are some of my ideas:

Plumbing
Carpentry
Landscape Gardening

Anyone have any experience in these fields?
Make sure it's something you enjoy doing.
:D
 
#13
As said above make sure you are doing something you enjoy!!
Carpentry and plumbing are good trades which also hold good money if you're any good!!
a good chippy can easily earn £30k a year or more if your good at what you do!!

alternativly the NHS are always searching for cleaners, health care assistants and porters!! if all else fails that is!
 
#14
August edition of Quest has an agency advertising for plumbers and chippies, good wage too. Might be worth giving them a call and discussing what quals and experience they want you to have. Helps to target courses for re-settlement.
 
#16
Filbert Fox said:
There is an article on the wall in the Aldershot resettlement centre that says that there is a glut of plumbers in the UK at the moment and that those currently in training will find it hard to find employment.
Go for being a CORGI registered plumber, mega bucks to be earned (its worth the £400/500 to get your certificate)
 
#17
Have a nose at the XRE website (www.xreltd.co.uk) they run number of contracts in the construction industry...and it's ran by some ex sappers I believe...

Also take a nose at the Corps RE web site (www.army.mod.uk/royalengineers) it's got a resettlement page they may be handy to all forms of trades men...

Happy Hunting...
 
#19
no1cares said:
CORGI, is that globally recognised, eg NZ Aus, USA????
Well everyone's seen the Queen with her's.....
 
#20
no1cares said:
CORGI, is that globally recognised, eg NZ Aus, USA????
I wouldnt of thought so, but in the UK its the dogs bollo*! As with any trade, when going abroad you would need to check whether UK qualifications were recognised in that country
 

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