Hi people, I'm after some advice, and would appreciate your input from a position of experience. I'm 38, been retraining in construction for 2 years. Always on time /work hard / never pull sickies. No formal qualifications as I couldn't get someone to give me an apprenticeship for love nor money. I've been enjoying my work with a basement conversion company, do a bit of everything and have learnt a lot. I don't think by any means I'm great or know everything, got sooooo much more to learn. I seem to enjoy both first fix and finishing joinery but a bit of amateur brickie work and shuttering is good fun. I also do all the labourer tasks on site and have no problem with any type of work. I was recently left sole charge to do a little side job in a loft, converting a large room into two smaller ones. I've listed all the work I did as I'd like some opinions. This took me 5 days to do, sole charge and I think is typical of my work rate. Partial removal of existing lath ceiling, new floor installed underneath, roof supports replaced and moved outward as per spec. Removal of built in wardrobes etc Exposure of existing electrical and radiator for sparks / plumber. Reinforcement of internal roof for velux window. Repaired damaged dormer wall. Design layout and creation of two new walls, both with doors, and a return. Moved a ceiling trapdoor away from new wall, and reinstated. Dry fit 2 x rad. plumbing, reinforced walls for mounts. All walls insulated. Boarded entire rooms with 8 x 4 sound board. Rafters packed to marry up with existing lathe on new exposed roof. Fixed floors where ripped up for work. Hung 2 x doors, cut downlight holes for sparks, ran pull wires for all lights / sockets / switches. removed all debris in rubble bags via internal stairs (½ a skip worth) All materials were solo carried from curbside up 3 x floors, (hot days in MCR lately as well!). Used all my own tools. Boss was happy with standard, client was very happy. No obvious mistakes. I will do all the finishing joinery after the plaster's been. I'd like to know from you experienced guys... Am I being paid correctly at £65 a day after tax? Is this an acceptable unassisted work rate for someone at roughly a 'mid apprentice' level? Which direction should I head to improve from here? Online / book theory then convince someone to take me on as a junior? Do specialist 'block' courses at a college , like kitchen fitting, stair construction etc? Stay where I am and get faster whilst teaching myself? Thanks heaps for your time reading this long assed question. I basically just want to get better at my job and as a consequence, earn more / get more job satisfaction. All constructive input appreciated.