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Philip

CAREER GOAL: ELECTRICIAN
Caseworker:
Chloe

Progress

54%
£2,255
raised
£4,174
target
109
supporters
Fund Philip to become an electrician

Story
News 2

I enrolled myself in college and have been studying the Level 2 course in Electrical Installations since September 2018 - I feel great about it! Gaining new knowledge and an understanding in a new subject is very fulfilling.

Over the last few years, I have turned my life around. Back in 2011, I was drinking heavily, lost my home and was roaming around the streets. One day, 3 years ago, I just decided enough was enough. My own willpower has carried me through. I changed my life with work. I found a job, stuck with it, and had a place to live. All was going well until my back injury.

I had been doing stone masonry, but a back injury has put me out of work for the last 7 months. This meant I couldn’t pay my rent, and I became homeless again. I am currently sleeping in night shelters. I have been assured that my back can get better, but I know in the meantime, I need to consider my injuries and train in a new profession. I decided that I wanted to become an electrician.

I really love to learn and study, so I spend my days either at college or in the library - I love the libraries in London! With the course, I first funded it with savings, but these are now finished. I applied for hardship loans, but would have been unable to make the final payment for the Level 2, so Beam are helping me with that. I am doing very well and am excited about all aspects of the science behind electrical technologies - I hope I can continue to progress further.

For personal reasons Philip has chosen to use a pseudonym rather than his real name.

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    Philip completes his Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

    Philip begins his Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation

    Philip completes his Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation

    Philip begins work as an electrician

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