Hey guys, just wanted to share some good news, I've managed to get onto a welding course, something I've been looking into for quite some time now, and finally I got accepted today.
I start the course on Monday which will take around 2 years to complete.
It covers all the fun stuff, mig, tig, arc and oxy-acetylene welding, also fabrication, engineering tech and plasma cutting.
I'll be walking away with from the course with no fewer than 15 different qualifications at NVQ lvl 3 and diploma levels.
I know the industry is crying out for well qualified welders, so it's a really good time for me to get a foot in. I'd really like to come out of this and walk into a job in the motor industry, as clearly that is where my passion lies.
Good stuff Gaz, I cant weld for shit, that's why Mark does all my fabrication work as he's learned his trade welding up MRI scanners (our old employer) And they have to be perfect to hold helium gas as it's a thinner gas than Air.
Shifty is an amazing welder/ fabricator too, There's lots of opportunities within the motor industry, it just depends how you want to work within it really. At least your not an apprentice fresh out of school as they don't have any prior experience in employment!
Oh, and be aware of the Negative ions that welding produces. If You start to feel a little low, get yourself to the seaside- The sea produces Positive ions that should cheer you back up! haha
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Cheers Neil, sound advice there I'm really looking forward to it, I'm no spring chicken that's for sure, but it'd be good to learn a real trade, instead of jumping around shitty jobs just waiting for something better.