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    Starting Out



    Hi thought about a change in career , looked at the
    10 Day Refrigeration and Air Conditioning New Starter Course
    New Starter course was quoted 1700 is there any other way
    that is cheaper to make a start ? And to start a career what
    certificates are employers after ?
    not employed by a refrigeration company etc , can read books etc
    but hands on , bits of paper and experience count in any trade .
    thanks for help and advice .
    hyb



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    Re: Starting Out

    Personally,

    A 10 day course??
    - You would be suitably qualified to start sweeping the floors with the other new apprentices, sorry.

    No shortcuts for experience, if you haven't got it you are at the bottom of the ladder and have to work your way up.


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    Re: Starting Out

    Hi Hyb,

    What job do you do now? What is it about refrigeration that attracts you?
    Mostly found in Oxfordshire, UK :)

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    Re: Starting Out

    Quote Originally Posted by hybriduc View Post
    Hi thought about a change in career , looked at the
    10 Day Refrigeration and Air Conditioning New Starter Course
    New Starter course was quoted 1700 is there any other way
    that is cheaper to make a start ? And to start a career what
    certificates are employers after ?
    not employed by a refrigeration company etc , can read books etc
    but hands on , bits of paper and experience count in any trade .
    thanks for help and advice .
    hyb
    Depends on your financial position. Are you prepared to start a 4 year apprenticeship with basically nothing in your wallet for the first year or Two?

    Maybe find employment as a Trades assistant. Reasonable pay and a few years of basic "Hands on" labor under the supervision of a competent Refrigeration Tech will determine if this side of the fence is worth signing up for. Either way, there is no short-cut into this field. ( "Viking" nailed it with far less words.)
    To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.

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    Re: Starting Out

    Quote Originally Posted by The Viking View Post
    Personally,

    A 10 day course??
    - You would be suitably qualified to start sweeping the floors with the other new apprentices, sorry.

    No shortcuts for experience, if you haven't got it you are at the bottom of the ladder and have to work your way up.

    understand where your coming from viking , background is electrical / engineering am 46 years old been field service engineer in litho in past so have some skills just not in this field .

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