As many of us may have had, during lock down my perspectives changed somewhat. I have been thinking about a career change over the last few years moving from the video industry to training in Bike maintenance / shop assistant type role.
I'm looking for thoughts from shop owners/mechanics etc about how to invest in myself to follow this path. as an older career changer (37). I'm aware that banging out Cytech courses does not a junior mechanic make and that there is no replacement for experience as with most industries.
With that in mind , would people say it is worth doing the the Part 1 Theory and Practical before trying to land a trainee / assistant role , or level 2 perhaps as well. Perhaps level 2 is better done after some experience gained in a workshop?
Any help appreciated,