Since August of 2018 I have had to unexpectedly leave my profession as an ITO/AV tech on board due to a family crisis.
Returning to shore life isn’t what I had planned. Looking for work in my field of expertise is impossible as no employer will hire me due to the fact that I don’t have the relevant qualifications needed, yet I have years of experience working at sea dealing with complex satellite communications systems, ship board electronics and electrical systems, AV/TVRO systems.. and the list goes on.
I’m not in a position financially to go on a course to get the pieces of paper needed to say that I know what I’m doing as I am responsible for my son and need to keep the money coming in. (Mortgage, utilities, food, nursery. etc..)
Has anyone reading this post been in a similar situation and what helped you get solvent again after returning to shore life unexpectedly?
I’m currently living in the UK and I live about an hour away from the coast in the Dorset area.
Thanks in advance for any help and advice!