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  • If you were made redundant, what would you retrain as?
  • Premier Icon P-Jay
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    If you pass that you’ll be sent for a medical

    I think you’ll pass 🙂 .

    My SIL is a former national level Gymnast and current Elite level Coach and PT. She failed the physical to be a Paramedic.

    The test was to pick up a smallish weight and carry it whilst wearing a HRM and keep your HR below a certain level, all the ‘average Man or Women on the street’ types passed easily, her and someone who did a lot of running failed.

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    Might I suggest Bailiff therefore.

    I know you were joking, but I worked with Debt Collectors and Bailiffs 10 years ago, sod that. I never met one I’d want to spend more than the absolute minimum amount of time possible with.

    shinton
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    If you are thinking about being a Sparky what about specialising in installing EV charging points? I’m not sure if the market has already been cornered but there will still be growing demand in the future.

    gobuchul
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    If we can have any job I’m going for Master of a commercial ship, not a trawler or anything shonky – proper cabin and ward room please.

    Very late to this thread but this made me laugh.

    Plenty of jobs with a “proper cabin” but wardroom? They went a long time ago. Even the passenger ships have changed massively in the last 20 years. Costa Concordia pretty much finished any kind of “lifestyle”.

    dantsw13
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    Shinton – that’s an interesting thought.

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    Lift Engineer.

    there is a shortage and the number of lifts being installed is not stopping…

    If you were an allied trade, electrician or something could be done in 18 months…

    TheBrick
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    Bloke round here owns his own small digger a 4×4 and a trailer.

    Really? Ones I see advertising only want £160-£180 a day. An expensive but of plant that requires maintenance and an expensive big fuel inefficient truck all both of which cost loads to buy all for £160-£180 a day self employed? Sums don’t add up can’t be making mush more than minimum wage.

    jca
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    I think I’ll retrain as a prime minister. Looks like anyone can pretty much blag it…

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    I would train to be an expert; gov needs lots of them.

    Premier Icon twistedpencil
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    Llama farmer.

    It’s actually become a real topic in our household…

    Premier Icon Clover
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    If it was me, I would definitely have done more with maths – I love what tiny bit of data analytics I now do for my job and mapping stuff gives me real pleasure.

    However, for a more future proof job I would be looking at electronics for electric cars and car charging. There is already a lack of servicing and expertise in the UK and the future of the petrol engine will shortly be limited by law.

    Dunno about darn sarf, but train drivers jobs are incredibly over subscribed up here.

    I’ve a mate who works offshore, and after the last financial disaster to hit OnG, he bought a lawnmower and a van, and started doing a bit of gardening on his 3 weeks off.

    I don’t think he’s far off not getting on a helicopter again.

    And that’s in WoS, you’d have far more dry days to work where you live.

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    Plenty of jobs with a “proper cabin” but wardroom? They went a long time ago.

    Don’t kill my dreams!!!
    Remember chatting to some friends of ours and he was a Master back in the day, nice cabin, valets, his wife used to travel around the world with him until they had kids. Obviously reality would be working on some smelly trawler owned by a mate of my uncle.

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    If you are thinking about being a Sparky what about specialising in installing EV charging points? I’m not sure if the market has already been cornered but there will still be growing demand in the future.

    I would think there are opportunities as the guy who installed ours travelled from the Cotswolds to Derby.

    DrJ
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    Nothing to do with the oil industry would be my advice!

    caspian
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    Nothing to do with the oil industry would be my advice!

    This in spades!

    I wasted 18 months training to become an ATCO with NATS, trying to get away from oil & gas. But I guess being a pilot you’d fare much better!

    Three pages in and no one has mentioned coding / software development?

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    Councelling/coaching. Over the years I have realised I am quite nosy when it comes to people. Areas I have enjoyed most in roles have been when either peers or direct reports were having challenges, and we worked together to put plans in place to improve things like work/life balance. Think I would enjoy that.

    TheBrick
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    Three pages in and no one has mentioned coding / software development?

    It’s interesting subject but a lot of the I be are shit. There is also the problem that unless you have a good niche or are cutting edge you can have 20 years experience but not be considered to be any better than someone with no experience.

    gobuchul
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    Don’t kill my dreams!!!

    You do realise it takes typically about 10 years to qualify as a Master Mariner? Well it used to, it may be less now.

    he was a Master back in the day,

    A lot has changed in the last 30 years.

    Cable and Wireless held on to a lot of perks until the late 90’s and then went bankrupt.

    Their Master’s of their stand by cable repair ships, were given a house and car ashore. They could put their children in the local private school, all paid up by the Company. Silver service in the messroom, 4 and 5 course menus. Also the repair ships were stationed at some quality locations, Bermuda, Fuji and Vancouver Island were 3 of them.

    paton
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    “…..you’ll learn to inspect, repair, store and destroy everything…”

    https://findajob.dwp.gov.uk/details/4266324

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    I already have some training in counselling, but I would very much consider retraining as a psychotherapist.

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    You do realise it takes typically about 10 years to qualify as a Master Mariner? Well it used to, it may be less now.

    Yes, but you do realise this is all just a wild flight of fancy? Unfortunately I’m not going to get laid off and I’m too old to run away to sea 🙁

    As it happens I know a few mariners, engineers, etc, sail and power, and have a general awareness of the qualifications and how difficult it is to get them. I know two people training at the moment, one to start going to sea and one to move up the command, neither say it’s easy.

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    I’d like to be a radiologist or paramedic. Fed up of doing a job that has no meaning or worth. Pays okay, I just get nothing out of it other than the pay. I have no qualifications or ability to really do anything to change my current situation. Might be my age, but I want to do something different that actually has a point to it. Failing that a Ninja or getting paid to eat cake, read or sleep!

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    I would train to be an expert; gov needs lots of them.

    Don’t know about government but a TV news channel expert is fairly simple. Just need a web cam and suitable professorial office type background and waffle on about any old crap, and you’re an expert.

    I think government experts might be similar though.

    donks
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    Perhaps a boat Electrician (DC) stuff not AC. I quite fancied buying a widebeam canal boat in a few years and getting out of the rat race and this might be good as a side earner. I’m a sparks by trade but admit I know very little about DC stuff.
    If I was much younger I reckon an Architect… Even though all the ones I’ve dealt with have griped about the job I still like the idea (maybe not the long hours mind).

    A mature med student writes..

    Why has no one said doctor yet?

    I mean apart from the debt, the stress and for the first 5 years at least the comparatively poor pay.

    🤔

    (I wasn’t even made redundant, makes me feel a bit thick now I think about it, blue chip mega corp job, work from home, blah)

    tagnut69
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    I retrained as a cabinet maker when I was 27. getting employment was impossible they either wanted a 16 year old to train or someone my age with experience and no one will give a commission to a un-experianced start up. in the fortunate position now where I can make and restore as and when I want and get my hands greasy fixing bikes

    TheBrick
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    I retrained as a cabinet maker when I was 27

    I looked into doing this when I was in my early 30s. Came to the same conclusion that unless you have a friend or family member who owns a company you will struggle to get a job. Need the time and space to be able to work for yourself from day one and slowly build up.

    kahl
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    Something combating modern slavery/people smuggling. It’s a sick trade and too many people are getting away with some horrendous crimes, propped up by society willing to turn a blind eye.

    My old Grandad always used to say “When one door closes, another one opens”

    He was a wise man but a terrible cabinet maker.

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