In an article entitled "Making Life Child Friendly", the South Wales Echo featured a number of our former electrical and plumbing training pupils.
"As parents continue to feel the pinch, more and more are looking at new ways of making money while spending time with their families as well, as Cathy Owen discovered
For Sean Gully family always come first and it is the main reason he decided on a complete career change.
The dad-of-two, from Llanishen, Cardiff, had been working in IT sales, selling document management solutions.
He covered large areas of England and Wales, so it meant a lot of travelling away from his family. Work was also starting to dry up because of the recession.
“With a wife and two daughters to support I felt it was time to get a trade and find a career where I could almost guarantee myself work wherever I went,” said the 45-year-old, who is originally from Australia.
“After some research I found that electricians were in high demand.”
He went on an Access Training course and is now working as a self-employed electrician and has a contract with an estate agent"....Read the full story