Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Tuffers, Jul 25, 2015.
...what would you advise them to do work wise?
I'd advise they do some aptitude tests which might help point the way.
Perhaps armed forces or apprenticeship building industry or healthcare
would advise to get into an aprenticeship something worthwile like welding then they can go onto do underwatwer welding etc
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.
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
Find out what they don't hate doing.
Interesting that no one has mentioned window cleaning.
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
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.
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