Careers to Consider Outside the Motor Industry

If you currently work in the motor industry and are looking for a change of career then you should find the information in this article of great interest.

Below are some careers to consider where the skills you’ve learned in the motor industry could be applicable.

A thatcher

It might seem an obscure choice of career but if you live in a rural area with lots of thatched roof properties then becoming a thatcher could be a very lucrative option. All thatched roof properties owners must get insurance from (get quotes from Thatch roof home insurance) and in the event of a fire or other incident that led to the roof being damaged then the insurance provider would pay out so a thatcher can repair/replace it.

It isn’t just replacing or repairing thatched roofs where thatchers make their money though. Thatched roof property owners also need to have the roof of their property inspected regularly.

The best way to become a thatcher is by contacting existing thatchers and seeing if they have any vacancies for a trainee or thatcher’s labourer.

Computer programming

Although the link between working in the motor industry and computer programming might not be immediately obvious, there are some similarities. Computer programming requires good problem solving skills, something that many people in the motor industry possess. There are also many different types of jobs you can do as a computer programmer, from developing software to working for a large corporation.

Computer programming isn’t for everyone but if you think it’s something you’d be interested in then there are now many great free resources online to learn it.

Taxi driver

Another obvious career switch you could make if you’ve worked in the motor industry is becoming a taxi driver. Driving a taxi is a good choice of career if you enjoy being on the road for most of the day and constantly meeting new people. There are some downsides such as the potential dangers that come with the job but if you’re looking for something with a fairly low barrier to entry then this is a great choice of career.

Another benefit of driving a taxi is that you wouldn’t necessarily have to do it full time. For example, Uber drivers can take on only the jobs they want. This is great if you want to drive a taxi while also training or studying for something else.