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New career at 40 – 2 top career ideas 40 year olds swear by

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A new career at 40 sounds daunting but it’s rapidly become the norm in fast moving Britain.

In today’s society age is just a number, and more of us are finding out that growing up is not about sitting still.

We still can’t escape ageing but technology and lifestyle mean we can do more of what we want when we want to do it.

A change of career is no different. If you are unhappy with the career you are in, find yourself being made redundant, or boredom has set in, change is very achievable.

The trades are amongst the most popular options when it comes to a new career start, especially later in life.

Gas and Electricity are probably the most lucrative and reliable. Energy needs are a constant and we all need hot water.

A recent survey has even shown that tradesmen in their 40’s are more trusted than their younger counterparts, leading to more work.

Many even choose to retrain in their 40s, something Logic4training sees all the time.

We hold technical meetings at all of our centres to gauge how much training a candidate might need if they have been out of their trade for a while.

Ask yourself…

If you are serious about embarking on a new career or go back to an old one at this stage in your life, you have probably considered a lot of different things.

Answer these questions:

  1. Do you want to work for yourself?
  2. Do you want more free time?
  3. Do you want to earn steady, reliable cash?

Option 1 – Become a Gas Safe Registered engineer

You may think that to become a Gas installer requires years in college or an apprenticeship. This is not necessarily true, you can in fact take intensive training courses that provide you with hands on experience.

This is not necessarily true, you can in fact take intensive training courses that provide you with hands on experience.

Logic4training’s 7 week Domestic Gas Heating Installer (DGHI) – New Entrants course is designed to teach you the basics first then give you practical experience of the type of jobs you will encounter as a gas engineer.

The training is divided into two blocks:

  1. 4 weeks of basic skills, health and safety, theory and some basic practical skills.
  2. 3 weeks hands on training, approved prior learning, CCN1 assessment.

At the end of this process you will be able to get on the Gas Safe Register and then work legally as an installer!

If you want to learn more about a career in the gas industry download our Ultimate Guide to the gas industry 

Option 2 – Become a Domestic Electrical Installer

Becoming an all singing, all dancing electrician takes time but there is another route.

If you want to work in a domestic environment, become a Domestic Electric Installer!

Similar to Logic4training’s DGHI – New entrant course, our Domestic Electrical Installer package allows you to train intensively on key skills needed to undertake various jobs and opens up further possibilities for progression.

It only takes 4 weeks to complete and will allow you to register with several domestic installer/competent person schemes (NICEIC, ELECSA & NAPIT).

The training combines the following courses/qualifications:

  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations – City & Guild Level 3 QCF qualification
  • Initial Verification, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations – LCL Awards Level 3 QCF qualification
  • Domestic Electrical Installer (Part P) – LCL Awards qualification
  • Asbestos Awareness – online course certificate
  • Manual Handling – online course certificate
  • Fire Safety – online course certificate

Training is split between in-centre practical and theory and online health and safety training.

Achieving these qualifications will allow you to undertake more advanced training should you wish to expand your skill set.

Learn more about becoming a Domestic Electrical Installer – Click Here

Option 3 – Retraining

Perhaps you worked as an apprentice for a while when you were younger or you had a trade and let your qualifications lapse, could you go back?

With the right experience, it’s just a matter of being able to prove you know what you are doing.

You might feel a little rusty but overcoming that lack of confidence makes the difference, if you can prove to yourself you can still work your trade then take it further.

Logic4training provides technical meetings and interviews for tradespeople returning to Gas and other trades.

Usually someone will call us and we will arrange a meeting with one of our centre managers, discussing experience and past qualifications.

If you are interested, why not email 

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