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We speak to Matt Fosse, Carpenter at Fosse Construction, to find out what made him make the move from Chef to Carpentry and his top tips for achieving success.
What are the 3 main skills needed to do your job?
What motivated you to make the change?
For several years I was employed as a chef working in some of the top hotels/restaurants on the island. I really enjoyed the experience, as it developed attention to detail skills and a strong work ethic. However, due to the intensity of the shifts and having worked in the industry for many years, I decided to try something new.
From an early age I had always wanted to be a carpenter, as I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty. Additionally I was keen to hit the ground running, so doing something I was passionate about was key. I knew I had the motivation and transferable skills required from being a chef and felt that the time was right to peruse my goal.
Top tips for a career in this area?
Thinking of changing your career direction?
Why not arrange an appointment with the Skills Jersey Careers Guidance team who offer free, confidential and impartial careers guidance to people of all ages, regardless of residency or employment status.
Your one-to-one appointment will be in a relaxed, informal and confidential environment.
Find out more by calling the team on +44 (0) 1534 449440 or book an appointment online.