This is my first post on this forum and I am currently looking to leave school next year to start my career on the NSW rail network. When I mean leave school, I mean leaving it at 16 years of age, and I was wondering if I could get anybody opinion into my thoughts. So far, i have looked mainly into transport officer, which could get me started somewhere, but I cant really find anything else that suites my age. TIA if you could help
My son has begun Yr 12 this year and I understand that for some people(my son and I included) studying for the final 2 years of school holds very little attraction. I would however suggest you seriously consider continuing with your studies. You will find gaining employment and fulfilling the requirements of the job will be much easier when you are 18.
Most importantly you will have a licence. Transport is a 24 hour industry and for 98 percent of jobs, public transport to and from, is simply not an option. Some jobs require you have a licence. Secondly , many positions require a minimum age of 18. Thirdly, although your post suggests you have good communication skills, you will be a lot more job ready in a couple of years. If you can wait, you will find you will have many more options.
In the mean time please maintain and improve your literacy and if you aren't working part-time, you need to get on the phone tomorrow. Good luck.