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Thread: OT education Vs Experience

  1. #21
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    Given the two candidates (education vs experience), Id pick the one with self motivation and the better social skills.

  2. #22
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    Curious polemic - typifies the era - both are valuable

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    If it's a specialist job. IE doctor, engineer, lawyer ect then you tend to find most in these professionals have the same qualifications so experience would trump over the newbie.

    Due to illness I left school with 2 qualifications,. Art and geography. Maybe I should go into drawing maps (sure there's a Tec name).. I once worked for TNT loading lorry's and a mate of mine worked beside me who had several o levels and A levels. IMO if your putting the effort into education FFS use it don't waste it. He was one who left school went to collage then university but didn't have a clue what he wanted to do. I'm sure the qualifications will help him get a job over a a snotty nosed kid str out of school
    Making kids go to college who have no intention of using that qualification is a waste of time,money and effort..

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    Quote Originally Posted by caytonmiller View Post
    If it's a specialist job. IE doctor, engineer, lawyer ect then you tend to find most in these professionals have the same qualifications so experience would trump over the newbie.

    Due to illness I left school with 2 qualifications,. Art and geography. Maybe I should go into drawing maps (sure there's a Tec name).. I once worked for TNT loading lorry's and a mate of mine worked beside me who had several o levels and A levels. IMO if your putting the effort into education FFS use it don't waste it. He was one who left school went to collage then university but didn't have a clue what he wanted to do. I'm sure the qualifications will help him get a job over a a snotty nosed kid str out of school
    Making kids go to college who have no intention of using that qualification is a waste of time,money and effort..
    Maybe you should be a Cartographer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caytonmiller View Post
    If it's a specialist job. IE doctor, engineer, lawyer ect then you tend to find most in these professionals have the same qualifications so experience would trump over the newbie.

    Due to illness I left school with 2 qualifications,. Art and geography. Maybe I should go into drawing maps (sure there's a Tec name).. I once worked for TNT loading lorry's and a mate of mine worked beside me who had several o levels and A levels. IMO if your putting the effort into education FFS use it don't waste it. He was one who left school went to collage then university but didn't have a clue what he wanted to do. I'm sure the qualifications will help him get a job over a a snotty nosed kid str out of school
    Making kids go to college who have no intention of using that qualification is a waste of time,money and effort..
    Your last point is spot on. Colleges are crammed with kids on generic L1/L2 construction, health and social care, car mechanics courses that serve little more than to satisfy RPA. Another hairbrained idea that hasnít worked.

  6. #26
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    IMHO education is the key.

    To get experience you have to learn how to do the job in hand first (Education).

    Nobody comes out of the womb all knowing!

  7. #27
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    I absolutely hated school. Best bits were free milk ann school dinners.
    Left at 15 went to maltby pit.
    Then through various hard work , made a gold living
    And a good retirement.
    I thought a GCE was a fridge.

  8. #28
    From my perspective it depends on the role you are doing.

    I can think of many roles where a good level of education would be *****. However some roles it's more about having common sense and experience that's the important factor.

    I under achieved at school but as an adult in work have done loads of training and NVQ/ILM type of stuff and am now more than likely far better qualified to do my role than any graduate could ever hope to be.

    Fact is my focus on learning and developing only came to force when I was about 27, since then I've never looked back and done really well.

    In terms of the OP (Scum) he just strikes me as a Fella you'd want working for you regardless of his education or experience? as he just seems a really well balanced decent fella who would potentially add something to any work place.

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    Thank you Riley. Really good of you to take the time to say that.

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