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    What would you do?

    I've recently had to change jobs and I'm not sure what to do.
    What would YOU do if you had £20,000 to re-train and start a new career that will give back the best earnings and lifestyle in return.

    I've been racking my brain, but i need to earn a decent crust to get by, so low paid apprenticeships etc aren't going to work, i'm too old for starters

    Cheers

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    The trouble is you've said your too old?
    If you throw £20k at re-training will an employer take you if your too old?
    I've always said do what your good at and the money will follow, so unless you've reached the pinnacle of your trade then I'd invest your money in making what you do, better.
    “Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”........Dalai Lama

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocker101 View Post
    I've recently had to change jobs and I'm not sure what to do.
    What would YOU do if you had £20,000 to re-train and start a new career that will give back the best earnings and lifestyle in return.

    I've been racking my brain, but i need to earn a decent crust to get by, so low paid apprenticeships etc aren't going to work, i'm too old for starters

    Cheers
    gotta start with a question..what are you great at doing?

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    Cheers for the reply. I'm too old for a apprenticeship anyway. I'm only 30 mind.

    I have had a forced change in my career and have to find something new, hence the need to re-train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocker101 View Post
    Cheers for the reply. I'm too old for a apprenticeship anyway. I'm only 30 mind.

    I have had a forced change in my career and have to find something new, hence the need to re-train.
    you a brain guy or a hands-on guy?

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    A bit of both really not brilliantly brainy, but i can figure most things out. I guess thats why i'm asking what other people would do, maybe it will give me some much needed inspiration.

    I just want something that is steady and going to be in demand for the forceable future.

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    set up a nursery, there's a baby boom happening!

    or porn...

    ...sorry, trying to think of more realistic ideas but the brain is failing me just now...

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    a friend of mine changed from aeronautical engineering to accountancy at that age.

    doing pretty well for himself now.

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    A good few people in your position go the driving instructor route and a good few think it's easy money and pay a load of dosh to a training company who will be more than happy to take it.
    If you are considering it, like all else you need to do your homework.
    Look for some sort of gap in the market that will pay. Not easy these days but good luck.
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

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    Go down the HGV route, I think they always need drivers.

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