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Old 9th Aug 2020, 12:13
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Originally Posted by dr dre View Post

I was always told to get a degree or a trade in a field outside of aviation because one day if there was a downturn having that second qualification would mean I could just walk into a well paid alternate job straight away, but that’s not the case.
This is where a trade is much, much handier than a degree it would seem. Granted for some trades there is a little bit more to it, but not much. Like for a sparkie, pay your yearly license fees, keep up your first aid cert and you're good to go. Some others are even easier like gyprocking, painting, landscaping etc. Most tradies will know a lot of other tradies who'll know a lot of other tradies. A couple of phone calls and I can be on a site by next week if not tomorrow.
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