"The skill centre gave me the opportunity that I thought I would never get.
In 2016 I passed my WREG water supply and my City and Guilds level 2 in plumbing.
I paid £6,500.00 to not just complete my level 2 but also level 3.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to complete my level 3 as I was told that I had ran out of time to complete the course.
So, I received my level 2 certificate, but no one wanted to hire an inexperienced plumber, so I gave up hope in that field and forgot about any plumbing job.
Recently I was offered the chance of doing a construction CSCS course.
At the time I was completing my HGV classroom work and thought that even in the HGV line I might need the CSCS card to access certain sites.
Having completed three weeks of classroom work I was allocated one week of site work with the building services (plumbing) contractor as I had the level 2 certificate.
Having shown a keen willingness to learn I was offered a permanent position.
Even though I don’t have the experience, the plumbers have been welcoming and are showing me the trade “in real life”.
I just want to say “thank you” to the Skills Centre as I really thought I would NEVER EVER get a plumbing job let alone on a real site.
Now my certificates and hard work were not in vain."
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