Jobs, High Rise, Stuck In Dead End Job!

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  1. mbgeezle

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    Hi. I've worked in the cleaning sector since I left school. First car cleaning, then window cleaning and currently a P.A (public areas) cleaner in a hotel. I'm looking to get back into window cleaning as I really enjoyed it. I was thinking of looking into high rise (abseiling) cleaning. I have experience of cleaning 3 story buildings on ladders with a squeegee etc. I'm based in Nottingham. Im prepared to move away if needs be and really start to earn some better money and get job satisfaction! 6.35 an hour, 8hrs a day just isn't cutting it and I've been doing this pa job for 5 years and its becoming monotonous! Is there any courses you can take to get into this side of window cleaning? Any info would be great! Regards, Joe.
     
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  2. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    I don't think anyone on here does high rise abseiling work so best bet is to google training courses available if that is the route you want to take.
     
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    apparently theres a lot of training you need to do and have so many hours abseiling experience I was speaking to someone a few years ago about this and he said its easier to teach an abseiler to clean windows than to teach a window cleaner to abseil
     
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    Welcome to the forum
     
  5. mbgeezle

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    Thanks for the replies. I can't drive so starting up my own round on my wage is pretty much impossible. Plus insurance, tax, mot, the price of a car etc. I'll just have to do some research! Thanks again!
     
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    Mark Wright in Sheffield does IRATA, 795quid inc vat for the week.. Good course and get to abseil 30m water tower on the last day..
    training is done at 10m....
     
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    The initial level 1 course will make you employable, you do need to get a lot of hours in to get to level 2 then 3 but with your driving scenario then level 1 will help you get a job paye. Most companies that are rope access tend to work mainly in cities so the bigger the city the more potential. Similar price to getting a driving licence though!
     
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