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    Bit of a novel here so please be patient!

    Sooo, I've recently turned 28 and work in catering full time, earning around £1000 - £1300 a month (depending on how many hours I work). It's not been too bad so far, and I've generally found it easy to get jobs in catering/customer service/retail etc. I've moved around quite a lot of jobs actually, so would like to stick this one out for quite a while. It's just a matter of time before my luck/ease of getting this kind of work runs out!
    I do though, want to get a 'career', or at least get onto a path so to speak, that I genuinely enjoy, and can see myself doing for years to come. I did the whole college thing in my late teens and ended up with a HND in fashion design subject at the age of 23 (which I did for the sake of it really, silly me!), and have worked full-time pretty much most of the time since then (I worked part-time throughout college in typical studenty jobs - mcdonalds, tesco, cinema, etc)

    Anyway, going forward, I'd like some suggestions of possible careers/areas I could consider. I'm wanting to do distance learning if possible so I can stay in work as I'm saving, preferably qualify as quickly as possible, I'm not really thinking about degree level as I don't want to spend years studying or getting into any form of debt (my credit history isn't currently too good).

    • I'm interested in bookkeeping, and manage all my parents business accounts/books but my credit record would be against me for the word go to get a job, so that's out really I think!
    • I love children, and have considered doing early years/childcare, and possibly even go as far as early years/nursery teacher in future if I'm good at it. Not sure how I would go about getting into it though. Saw a HND in childcare by distance learning, which I would consider as I could try and get experience by volunteering one day a week (if work would allow it). To qualify as a level 3 nursery nurse, I'd have to fund it myself too, as I already have that stoopid design HND! (I don't mind though, it's just finding someone to let me train with them/assess me)

    I'm open to many areas though as I have lots of wide-ranging interests. I'm not bothered about silly things like status or being 'minted' as long as I can afford to live!

    Oh what to to do! Any ideas?

    Want to decide asap so I don't waste more time! I'm not getting any younger!

    Degree debt isn't real debt, there is no credit check at all and no one is going to come repossess your house if you can't pay,

    If you're interested in bookkeeping you could study the AAT, see how you get on and maybe take accounting further if you like it? Credit record isn't really a big deal, so long as you haven't been bankrupt or had a CCJ you should be ok. You can either do distance learning or an apprenticeship to complete the AAT.
    • Thread Starter

    I haven't checked my credit file but I know my record/rating pretty poor. I think I might have a ccj from a few years ago, so I'd have to check that out, and will look into the AAT as that sounds good thanks

    Anyone else?
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