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Post by QBoiii » Sat May 16, 2020 9:03 pm

If the admins/moderators feel this is a bit to personal, please feel free to delete it but I am after finding out what jobs people do.

I'm currently in the RAF and am due out next august, and although I have been offered a few decent jobs through friends and their families, I have no idea what to do. I have started a business which is going to take a while to get off the ground before it's paying the mortgage so am looking at something part-time but have no idea where to start. Luckily we get a fairly decent resettlement package which we can use for courses and qualifications but I have no clue what to use them for. I can't stand sitting behind a computer all day, but other than my management qualifications and driving licences, I don't really have any qualifications that will be much use to a civvy company. That's where I thought I'd ask you guys and see what weird and wonderful jobs you did to maybe get some inspiration for my next profession. I'm leaning towards a driving job at the moment, a few days a week, or a mate of mine who owns a scaffolding company offered to take me on and i was in shock at how much those guys make!

I'm all over the place at the mo, and luckily I still have over a year to decide but any help or ideas are appreciated! Thanks in advance :thumb: :cheers:

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Re: Jobs!

Post by Bender » Sat May 16, 2020 9:07 pm

What do you do in raf any transferable skills?
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Re: Jobs!

Post by skyrider » Sat May 16, 2020 9:08 pm

do you have a good head for heights :?:
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Post by QBoiii » Sat May 16, 2020 9:16 pm

Bender wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:07 pm
What do you do in raf any transferable skills?

I'm an Armourer. I do Bombs, Missiles, Ejection Seats, small arms, ammunition, its what we call a technical trade, engineering mainly but on stuff that goes boom. There are jobs working with the old bill and their weapons but I'd rather stick my love stick in a wasps nest. As part of the resettlement package I did a course about interview techniques, CV writing and transferrable skills. They made us realise we have a lot to offer stood next to the bloke straight from Uni with the qualifications but no life skills but I'm also no nieve enough to think I'm going to get the first job I go for. Thanks Bender! always helping me out :cheers:

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Post by QBoiii » Sat May 16, 2020 9:18 pm

skyrider wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:08 pm
do you have a good head for heights :?:
Thanks Skyrider! Yeah, I'm OK with heights! jumped out of a few planes, always made it down safetly :lol: :lol: well, so far so good.....

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Re: Jobs!

Post by XTreme » Sat May 16, 2020 9:25 pm

Don't think what I do would appeal to you!

I've spent the last 32 years of my life looking at computer screens!

https://www.webspain.net/

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Post by dynax » Sat May 16, 2020 9:28 pm

Pyrotechnics, you already work with high explosives, know how to handle them safely, should be fairly straight forward to get a licence with your background etc :thumb:
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Post by TimR » Sat May 16, 2020 9:32 pm

You may already be aware of it but
Armed Forces Covenant

https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/ ... e-leavers/

See what employers are a part ( personally avoid a large transport company whose livery is green )

My Current Employer ( yellow break down recovery vehicles) are a part and quite a few ex service
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Post by QBoiii » Sat May 16, 2020 9:36 pm

dynax wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Pyrotechnics, you already work with high explosives, know how to handle them safely, should be fairly straight forward to get a licence with your background etc :thumb:
Pyro's are my bread and butter! There is a company nearby that does theatrical pyrotechnics and fireworks, i hadn't thought of them! Thanks Dynax! I have touched base with a few bomb disposal companies that work on building sites which is a potential but they didn't offer any part time work.

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Post by QBoiii » Sat May 16, 2020 9:37 pm

TimR wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:32 pm
You may already be aware of it but
Armed Forces Covenant

https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/ ... e-leavers/

See what employers are a part ( personally avoid a large transport company whose livery is green )

My Current Employer ( yellow break down recovery vehicles) are a part and quite a few ex service
To be honest Tim, i was aware of it but had never thought of using it to aid my job searching! that's a brilliant Idea and I'll get looking to see who's local to me. Thanks Tim!

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Post by QBoiii » Sat May 16, 2020 9:39 pm

XTreme wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:25 pm
Don't think what I do would appeal to you!

I've spent the last 32 years of my life looking at computer screens!

https://www.webspain.net/
It would drive me insain! i need a few weeks off after just an hour on here :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Jobs!

Post by XTreme » Sat May 16, 2020 10:00 pm

QBoiii wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:39 pm
XTreme wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:25 pm
Don't think what I do would appeal to you!

I've spent the last 32 years of my life looking at computer screens!

https://www.webspain.net/
It would drive me insain! i need a few weeks off after just an hour on here :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm used to it.......but people don't realise how hard it actually is when you have to keep concentrating on a screen all the time. And I have to be on call 7 days a week as well.

There's a big difference between using a PC for entertainment and using one for work!

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Post by TimR » Sat May 16, 2020 10:06 pm

QBoiii wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:37 pm
TimR wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:32 pm
You may already be aware of it but
Armed Forces Covenant

https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/ ... e-leavers/

See what employers are a part ( personally avoid a large transport company whose livery is green )

My Current Employer ( yellow break down recovery vehicles) are a part and quite a few ex service
To be honest Tim, i was aware of it but had never thought of using it to aid my job searching! that's a brilliant Idea and I'll get looking to see who's local to me. Thanks Tim!
No worries
https://www.ctp.org.uk/job-finding/directory is the link from that page
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But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
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Post by Stu » Sat May 16, 2020 10:09 pm

XTreme wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 10:00 pm
QBoiii wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:39 pm
XTreme wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:25 pm
Don't think what I do would appeal to you!

I've spent the last 32 years of my life looking at computer screens!

https://www.webspain.net/
It would drive me insain! i need a few weeks off after just an hour on here :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm used to it.......but people don't realise how hard it actually is when you have to keep concentrating on a screen all the time. And I have to be on call 7 days a week as well.

There's a big difference between using a PC for entertainment and using one for work!
This is true! when I first started the forum and everything had to be coded in by hand and could sometimes take an hour or two I had to move away from the computer as the strain on your eyes was terrible!

Most stuff if plug and play now
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Re: Jobs!

Post by XTreme » Sat May 16, 2020 10:26 pm

Stu wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 10:09 pm
XTreme wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 10:00 pm
QBoiii wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:39 pm


It would drive me insain! i need a few weeks off after just an hour on here :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm used to it.......but people don't realise how hard it actually is when you have to keep concentrating on a screen all the time. And I have to be on call 7 days a week as well.

There's a big difference between using a PC for entertainment and using one for work!
This is true! when I first started the forum and everything had to be coded in by hand and could sometimes take an hour or two I had to move away from the computer as the strain on your eyes was terrible!

Most stuff if plug and play now
30 years ago we were on VGA monitors......that was hard.

SVGA improved it a bit......but it wasn't until the later flatscreens came along that it got easier.

But by then the damage had been done to my vision.

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