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dazkerr
30-12-2011, 12:39 PM
Hi all I'm darren

I'm leaving the navy and hopefully to work in rac I have been doing this on and off for last 12 Years

I currently have fgas cat 3 and 4 and done some brazing. In January in doing a course where I will gain fgas cat 1 also get 17th edition and a car air con c&g
Also citb brazing and pipe work and citb electrics
What else will I need to start in rac
I also will be doing a work placement for two weeks

monkey spanners
31-12-2011, 01:27 AM
Hi Darren,

Seem like you'll have the leagal requirements covered with you F-Gas ticket etc, many companies want someone with a few years experience so you might find it difficult at the start. Stick with it though, a good friend of mine left the army around 10 years ago and has worked his way up to being a senior engineer working on chillers and on good money too!

What type of systems or area do you hope to specialise in? Where abouts are you in th UK?

Jon :)

dazkerr
31-12-2011, 12:35 PM
Most of my work has been on chiller units but done a fair bit on industrial size fridges and freezers

charlie patt
31-12-2011, 06:48 PM
find out if anyone is takeing on in your area/ not a good time of the year to be fair but many employers never mind anyone asking they will be looking for some practical knowledge/experience what part of england you in south / north

dazkerr
31-12-2011, 07:29 PM
I live in Luton Bedfordshire so quite southern

Magoo
01-01-2012, 12:19 AM
Make sure that the work placement 2 weeks is with a feild service company, and get hands on experience with actual service calls.

dazkerr
11-01-2012, 08:00 PM
Half way through fgas now our instructor says we won't have a problem finding work even though I have 12 years experience I need nvq2 but with out job how do I get it

Magoo
12-01-2012, 12:13 AM
Be pro-active and start with all the major corps JCI , Trane etc., go to their web sites and click on careers. Your big plus is 12 years experience and currents quals., here Navy guys never have a problem getting placements. Good luck.