Well is it? I'm currently a mature student studying a course in motorcycle maintance. I also am doing an evening class in welding, I have passed my nvq level 1 in oxy and am now doing Mig. Thing is I really enjoy my evening class and am really excited about welding, I enjoy it and cannot wait till I get my own Mig welder. Getting a job as a bike mechanic can be difficult and I am wondering if I am making the right decision. What do I need to do to get a job in the welding industry. Or even as the shop lacky? Studying for the level 2 qualifications in oxy mig and tig will cost about £2000 and that is a lot of money to me, is it worth persueing? or shall I just stick to being an enthusiastic hobby welder.