Hi there, I live in UK and I am thinking about getting a job. I would like to get a £2000 a month job, I don't have to like a job, it is just about money. I was thinking about welding and I have some questions: 1. what is the starting wage for a welder? I have heard £12 an hour on contract 2.can you get more than this? does it progress? I met one welder that has 30 years experience and still gets £12 3. how long do you have to train to get a job? Is level 1 enough?? 4. Do you need apprenticeship??(how long) 5. I have heard that pipe welders get even + £4000 (any pipe welders on the forum) 6. Is it good job for a loner? I also consider Fork Lift Truck or Truck Driving, its possibly the same money - which job should I choose? Thank You for every response.