It's never too late to learn a new skill. Many people feel stuck in a job or career path that simply isn't suited to them. We often fall into the trap of believing that the choices we made when we left school (or earlier) define our future prospects. Challenging this idea and changing the course of your career later in life can be daunting. For many, embarking on an adult apprenticeship scheme feels like a hugh risk. Doubts will rattle around your head: what if it doesn't work out? What if I'm not good enough? What if I can't find a job in this field? Is there no going back?
Certain jobs bring an element of risk with them. Whether it’s pressure on the body due to deep sea diving, or the risk of falling from a height as a tree surgeon, the risks can be huge. However, thanks to technology, even the world’s most dangerous jobs are becoming a safer trade to be in. Here, with bolt tensioning suppliers, Hire Torque, we look at how certain roles are becoming safer thanks to technological advances.
Have you ever imagined yourself in a job that’s a little bit different from your everyday office gig? Perhaps you’re seeking a change in career and have been looking for something more adventurous? Choosing a career path can be a headache, but the decision doesn’t have to be difficult; your chosen job role may involve an activity or hobby that you already have a passion for. For example, gamers can now enjoy a career in games quality testing or professional e-sports. The same idea applies to extreme sports enthusiasts, and a range of other career choices.
Why a career in engineering could be for you The UK’s engineering and manufacturing sector has a proud history that spans industrialisation and ship-building – but has encountered bouts of difficulty in modern times thanks to overseas competition, the closure of coal mines and outsourcing. According to the Office of National Statistics, the proportion of jobs accounted for by the manufacturing and mining and quarrying sectors in the UK fell from 26.4% to just 7.8%. The Royal Academy of Engineering estimates that the UK needs to find more than one million new engineers by 2020 to meet demand. According to Engineering UK, there’s a shortfall of 69,000 engineers and technicians entering engineering or STEM-related subjects.
Society has move on in so many ways in the last 35 years. Take gender roles, for example. Sky News reported that in 1984, 42 per cent of people believed women should be the homemaker, and men ought to be the breadwinners. But 35 years later, in 2019, only eight per cent of people still held on to this thought.