Juggling a full-time job and a personal life can be a tough task for many of us in the working world; however, that’s not to say it’s impossible.
In fact, some manage to play the game to perfection – quite literally. One such example of that is self-employed Yorkshire electrician, Ben Kaye.
A master of the work/life balance, Mr Kaye somehow manages to juggle being a full-time electrician while also playing hooker for Halifax RLFC.
Halifax currently play their rugby in the Championship, the second-tier RFL division beneath the Super League; however, the northern underdogs have had their fair share of headlines in the top-flight too.
This season, the Fax shockingly made it to the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup, defeating Bradford Bulls in the quarters before being knocked out by league giants, St Helens.
Kaye himself has also had his fair share of time in the rugby spotlight, having played for the mighty Leeds Rhinos and Harlequins RL (AKA London Broncos) in the Super League.
In a wild twist of fate, Kaye even wound up working on the Leeds’ Headingly Stadium during the ground’s renovation, lending his electrical expertise in the demolition of the South Stand.
Despite being just 30-years old, Kaye believes himself to be in the twilight of his rugby career, having sustained a myriad of injuries over the course of his playing days, including two torn groins and severely torn biceps tendons.
Speaking to the BBC prior to the showdown with league giants, St Helens, the bright spark told cameras he would describe his dual careers as what else but… “electrifying”. Need we say more!
Jokes aside, Kaye’s moonlighting as a weekend rugby league warrior highlights a key bonus of being a self-employed electrician – that being flexibility.
Between mid-week call-outs, installations and routine jobs, being a self-employed electrician provides you with the freedom to work largely to your own schedule, taking on as much or as little work as you like.
What’s more, the electrical trade provides a virtually endless stream of work. Electricians are in constant demand and, barring any revolutionary global breakthroughs, that doesn’t look to change any time soon.
If you’re looking to put the power back in your hands, why not take charge of your future by training to become an electrician? At Access Training UK, we offer a variety of courses that are specifically engineered to get you plugged in, charged up and good to go in no time.
Meanwhile, we also offer a range of courses tailored towards more experienced tradesmen looking to further their careers, hone their skills and build on their existing training and expertise. Whatever your skill level, we can help you give your electrician career healthy boost.
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