If You Were To Advise a Teenager With Hardly Any Qualifications...

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  1. Tuffers

    Tuffers Hero
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    ...what would you advise them to do work wise?
     
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  2. Jimroot

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    I'd advise they do some aptitude tests which might help point the way.

    Perhaps armed forces or apprenticeship building industry or healthcare
     
  3. peter rogers

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    would advise to get into an aprenticeship something worthwile like welding then they can go onto do underwatwer welding etc
     
  4. TolishAPurd

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    If they were academic i would point them towards IT, Law, or Medicine.And if they were the more practical type, I would say go get a trade; Plumbing, Sparky, Chippy etc, although advise them into something thats not going to mess up thier body too much like plastering, or carpet fitting.

    As mentioned above, I don't think the armed forces is ever a bad thing, although I would steer him towards something that translates to a job outside in civvy street like engineer, comms technician etc, as opposed to infantry.
     
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  5. boarcity

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    #5 boarcity, Jul 26, 2015
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    aircon or refrigeration, get on a college course in it and work as a lackey at the same time in an aircon refurb shop

    i looked into doing this trade myself jus before i took up as a windie [ id jus ceased being a car mechanic after many yrs ] and theres good courses in it or was at the time . but i decided it was too similar to mechanics id probably hate doin it within 2 yrs and the night time callouts would suit a youngster but not me now
     
  6. Find out what they don't hate doing.
     
  7. Tuffers

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    Interesting that no one has mentioned window cleaning.
     
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  8. Jacob

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    If he like motor engines and feeling of freedom (most teenagers do i belive) then truck driving might be him. nothing better than that power and weight under your foot, exept for a perfect clean window lol
     
  9. Jake

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    Agree with the I.T career if they were handy with computers, loads of money in marketing and it these days,

    Other than that, an apprenticeship in a skilled trade.
     
  10. Alien Human

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    Would do a lot of listening......and try to only advise when asked or it's appropriate within the context of the conversation.

    Easier said than done :)
     
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