We welcome learners of all ages and from all backgrounds at Logic4training. One of our recent candidates, Imran Sheikh, is an older candidate who’d been working in the health service for twenty-five years. He was at the top of his profession, but wanted a career change, looking into an industry that would give him a better work/life balance. Imran complete the Logic4training Gas Managed Learning Programme (MLP) at our Northolt centre.
With twenty more working years ahead of him, Imran was looking to change careers into an industry that would interest him and give him a bit more flexibility to enjoy life.
As a child, he always enjoyed technical things so when it came to deciding what path to take, he did a lot of research, looking into the different careers he might pursue with his skills. Gas had always fascinated him, so he settled on that.
Starting out in something new is exciting, but there are challenges too – and as Imran says it can be a bit scary. However, at Logic4training, he found like-minded people and that helped him feel at ease. He was a similar age to a lot of the trainers, so had much in common with them, not least a shared sense of humour!
Imran’s group was made up of candidates of different ages and backgrounds, but he was impressed with how well the trainers handled that, balancing the needs of everyone as they went through the course. He explains how, if anyone needed it, the trainers would hold their hand and walk them through the difficult bits. He describes it as being a collective journey, well-managed and reassuring.
Imran enjoyed the structure of the course and looked forward to learning something new every day. He felt it was well-organised, and that he was able to prepare ahead of time if he needed to. He also liked the fact that the day was built around lots of breaks, so that the tougher sections were broken up, which helped the group focus and concentrate on the theory.
While he found the guidelines and regulations the hardest to get through, even they were delivered in a lively way and as he progressed, Imran could appreciate the importance and value of them in the day-to-day life of an engineer.
Imran funded the course himself and although he admits it was expensive, he felt it was good value for money. At the end of the video, Imran says that he would definitely recommend the course to others, but that they should put the time in as he did, researching to make sure that it’s really what they want to do.
He feels that Logic4training offers its candidates a great facility and opportunity to learn and that with our help he has been able to achieve what he set out to do. We wish him all the best.
And if we can help you set out on a similar journey, please get in touch and we’ll talk you through the first few steps when looking to change careers.
Find out more about our Managed Learning Programmes, here: How to Become a Gas Engineer UK | Logic4training