Wherever I’ve worked, people always say “go to Elsanose, he will be explain it to you”. Back in Sudan, I had a long career, working in mechanical and electrical engineering for over 24 years. I learnt my trade so quickly because it’s a job I love to do. I never get tired doing the work because it’s my passion.
With the war and conflict in Sudan, my family had to leave. We moved to Jordan as refugees. When we were there, we had minimal rights. We weren’t paid properly for the work we did and we didn’t have access to healthcare.
Whilst in Jordan, my son became very unwell. He was about to die. At that time, I also met two aid workers and they are the reason my life changed forever. They helped with healthcare and also setting up my refugee claim.
After one year and four months, we got the news that we were moving to the UK. I remember when I found out just how happy and relieved I was. I feel very lucky to have had the support from the Council and my refugee caseworkers who have helped my family resettle here and are supporting us with our housing.
As my English improves, I’d like to get a job doing mechanical and electrical engineering again. But for now, I just want a job and construction is a good place to start. I’m not expecting to just jump back in there. There’s a lot I need to learn but I’m looking forward to it all. Getting this construction card is really going to help me a great deal - thank you.