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Tarquin

TARGET CAREER: GAS SAFETY ENGINEER
Caseworker:
Seb

Progress

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£3,955
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£3,955
target
140
supporters
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Story
News 5

It’s a real pleasure to let all my supporters know that I’ve finally crossed the finishing line and I’ve passed my ACS.

I’m just waiting on my certification to be sent by post which can take up to 28 days bt once I’ve received it I can apply to go on the Gas Register and get my gas card! And then hopefully get into full time employment.

Couldn’t have got this far without your generosity. I still have a lot to learn but it’s the first time in my life that I have real faith it’s all gonna come good 👍🏻

November 28, 2018

Not much has changed since my last update! I’m still working 2 days a week with a boiler repair company and I sit my ACS exam on the 22nd of October. I’m in the classroom for a week and if I pass I can then get onto the Gas Safe register and work with a company full-time!

Thanks for all your encouragement and support 👍

August 17, 2018

Enjoying being on the job

Hi all,

Just thought I would give you a quick update as to my progress. I am gaining experience by working 2 days a week with a plumbing company that made contact through Beam.

I’ve also been given a date for my ACS which is the 22nd of October. I thought it would be sooner than that but unfortunately that’s the nearest spot available. It's not all bad as it gives me time to get my head in the book. 📕 The theory side is my weak point, as I’m a lot better with the practical - as you can see above! 🛠️

Thank you for all your support so far, Tarquin

June 25, 2018

My certificate!

Hi!

Just a quick update on my progress so far. I’m happy to inform you that I’ve just got my certification for my portfolio, so I’m just waiting on a date to sit my ACS which is the last hurdle in becoming a registered Gas Engineer. 🎉

I’m also working 2 days a week with a qualified Gas Engineer to gain some experience.

Thank you for all your support and encouragement 👍

May 16, 2018

I would just like to thank everyone for their generosity and encouragement and I thought I would give you all a quick update on my progress.

I’ve just completed my portfolio with a company called Boiler Medic. The last hurdle before getting my Gas Safe card is passing my ACS, hopefully sometime in March.

This requires me to go back into the classroom for 5 days for more exams - I’m a bit nervous but I’m sure if I study hard I will get through it!

I wish I could put into words just how grateful I am to everyone that donated. I couldn’t have got this far without you and I will continue to keep you in the loop and up to date.

Yours sincerely,

Tarquin

January 29, 2018

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  • Journey

    Oct 2017

    Tarquin is referred by Kairos, one of Beam's partners

    Nov 2017

    Tarquin's campaign begins to fund

    Dec 2017

    Tarquin's campaign fully funds

    Mar 2018

    Tarquin submits his portfolio of boiler repair work and becomes gas safety registered

    Oct 2018

    Tarquin sits ACS (Accredited Certification Scheme) theory test

    Nov 2018

    Tarquin sits ACS (Accredited Certification Scheme) practical test

    Jan 2019

    Tarquin begins full-time work as a gas safety engineer

    Budget
    Qualification

    Gas safety portfolio completion placement
    £2,000
    Gas analyser kit
    £800
    Toolkit
    £400
    Boiler 'fault finding' course
    £395
    Contingency*
    £360
    Total
    £3,955
    * Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.

    Progress

    100%
    £3,955
    raised
    £3,955
    target
    140
    supporters
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