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    I am after advice on how to make the above career change with minimum impact on the family and our income.

    I am 33, with 2 young kids and a wife. I work a fulltime shift job as a fitter. My highest qualification is a Health and Safety Diploma and I have a cat C license. I served 10 years in the TA, completing operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. I miss the warm fuzzy feeling that doing a job worth doing gave me. The change will mean earning a lot less than I do now but that is a price I am prepared to pay for a job that will offer more rewards than just £££££.

    The sticking point is how to get relevant qualifications and experiences while still doing my full time shift job?

    Has anybody here made such a drastic career change?
    Any advice or opinions to share?
    Advice on online courses or books to read?


    If you read this you'll find most of your questions answered already

    Hi there am guessing you want to become a paramedic? Am a qualified nurse and the paramedics iv come into contact with said they either got work experience as a non emergency ambulance driver like taking them to appointments etc and some were HCAs. Also so tho there was a guy that was an electrician! Lol he was 46 suddenly wanted a career change. I would look into the non emergency side of the ambulance for some healthcare experience because you have you c1. Also another thing iv noticed is ambulance services starting to advertise their own student paramedic posts which would mean you would get paid a salary while learning so contact your local ambulance station too.

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