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Joinery as a career

I'm looking into getting into joinery as a career, I was wondering if any one could give some useful info on how to get my foot in the door. I've looked at going to college but not sure how useful it will be in the end and I'm too old for an apprenticeship because I'm 25. any advise would be appreciated.

I live in west Yorkshire UK, don't know if that makes a difference.

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I'm looking into getting into joinery as a career, I was wondering if any one could give some useful info on how to get my foot in the door. I've looked at going to college but not sure how useful it will be in the end and I'm too old for an apprenticeship because I'm 25. any advise would be appreciated.

I live in west Yorkshire UK, don't know if that makes a difference.

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I don't agree that you're too old for an apprenticeship. IMO, that would be the best way. It would be a earn while you learn. You can't beat a hands on education from those in the know.




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I agree but from what I've read, Most companies employ under 19s because there cheap labour. That was my understanding. I would love to be wrong.
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I agree but from what I've read, Most companies employ under 19s because there cheap labour. That was my understanding. I would love to be wrong.
Go to the shops and present yourself. You may have to start at the whim of the owners, but at least you'll get your foot in the door. If you are a quick learner and care about the work you do, it will show, and you will be compensated accordingly.

You'll never know unless you try. Going to school to learn isn't the same as real world working. Besides, you have to pay to go to school.





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Hands on education is were it's at. Don't give up if it's really what you want to do and every builder will teach you something another won't. Stick with it good luck
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