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Rob

CAREER GOAL: BRICKLAYER
Caseworker:
Chloe

Progress

57%
£2,676
raised
£4,670
target
231
supporters
Fund Rob to become a bricklayer

Story
News 4

Whenever I'm on the bus, I’m always looking at walls from the top deck! Bricklaying might seem the same to you, but it never is! You can use loads of different brick types to create all different designs. I love seeing that final look when a wall is complete. And it’s therapeutic work too!

I’ve been in construction since I was 17 years old, so I’ve got a lot of trades experience. But I’d never done bricklaying before. It was only whilst in prison that I first tried it. I completed a short course and did really well!

After completing my sentence, I was a stay-at-home Dad. But last year, I went through a bad break-up. Things got so bad, I had to move out. Some days, I was rough sleeping. Now I’m in a hostel and I’ve had a lot of good support. People have given me chances. Three of my support workers have all provided new opportunities, which has now led to Beam. Things have started to get better for me!

I’m really looking forward to meeting new people and getting back in work. My hands have got too soft! This is the longest I’ve been out of work. I’m now in a good place to extend my skills. I want to challenge myself and get this qualification. Having my own place so I can catch up on lost time with my son and be a role model for him is all the motivation I need.

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  • Journey
    Referrer

    Rob's campaign began to fund

    Rob began his Level 2 Bricklaying course

    Rob completed his Level 2 Bricklaying course

    Rob starts full-time work and building his portfolio to achieve the full NVQ award

    Rob receives the full NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying qualification

    Budget
    Qualification

    Accommodation whilst training
    £900
    Toolkit
    £300
    Attire for work
    £100
    Travel to course
    £60
    £420
    Total
    £4,670

    Progress

    57%
    £2,676
    raised
    £4,670
    target
    231
    supporters
    Fund Rob to become a bricklayer

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