I love to spend time with my family. So whenever I get the chance I'm down to visit them - playing games and cooking really good food. I've got a daughter and a new baby on the way. I need to make sure that everything will be okay for them and their future.
I've always worked as an electrician but it has been hard to find permanent work over the past few years. I suffer from bad back pain so can't do a lot of the heavy lifting and climbing that you need for installation work. I keep going for temporary jobs but when you're ill, you're the first one out the door when they cut staff. I haven't been able to afford my own place for 7 years. All that time I've been sofa surfing with friends and family with no stability.
Getting the inspection and testing qualifications will open up so many new job possibilities for me. Doing testing work is a lot less physical and it provides a route for me to move into project management on construction sites. Less heavy labouring and more time with my family!