Am looking for a road out of where I work. I work for a builders merchants & it's the only job I've had since I was 14 - I'm 27 now. Reason for wanting to leave-
• It's dead end.
• Never know what time you finish. You finish when you finish & if you want to go before that, you get no end of grief.
• Not very well paid. I don't mind putting up what I'm on: £6.82/hr & £7.73 after the 1st 40hours. It equates to 55 hour weeks, approx 18k per year, but if you only went on your 40hours, you'd be looking at 14k per year. I want more.
I've never known what I want to do which doesn't help. I'd been considering training to be an optometrist - optician to most people.
Recently been thinking of training to be a mechanic though.
Most here will know my knowledge is extremely limited, but I'm interested.
My brother is training to be a hgv mechanic. The guy he used to work with was pulling approx 29k per year, but was doing silly 60-70hour weeks for it. I also know as an apprentice, he only needs to get paid £95.01/wk.
If I was to become an apprentice, is the same wage all I need to be paid or is it different due to my age?
What salary can you expect from this job working on cars?
Typical hours for the job? Usually expected to work weekends?
Just some general info. Would you recommend or warn against? Course length & difficulty?