I have lots of skills that I’ve picked up over the years, sometimes I had to learn for employment, some to just kill time while I was between jobs!
I left school, and trained as a call order chef (posh pub grub, but not neuvue cuisine!) A silver service waiter, geuridon service (Crepe Suzette type stuff at the table).
Due to circumstances I left cooking, and became a labourer… Brick walls, stone walls, plumbing, demolition work (where I did most damage on my spine, in top of the static caravan falling on my back, when I worked underneath it! Oops). I was a maintenance guy for a caravan park n 50 bed hostel, even groundsman for a posh hotel.
As my back back got worse, I retrained to do office work… I turned on my first computer in March 1992, and in 2 months got a distinction, also trained in pitman’s office on top of the computer qualification.
I completed the first year of a B-Tech in photography (fundi g was stopped to complete the 2nd year).
I’ve done security work, worked as a solo video tech for a pro-video company (setting up, filming, editing). Worked as a sound tech for various music groups and a few massive public gatherings.
Taught I.T. as I have a level 3 NVQ. Also got a level 2 in customer services.
Have performed in gigs as a soloist singer for special church services, and fundraisers.
I’ve done n trained in shit loads, and every so often, I need to call on them skills!
You’re never to old to learn or retrain.
BTW, the cakes look fab