Logic4training gives an armed-forces veteran the chance to train for freeSeptember 10, 2021
Darren F. had a nice surprise last week; he won a free place on Logic4training’s Bronze Plumbing Package, at its state-of-the art training centre in Sittingbourne, Kent.
Darren, who left the army in July this year, had trained as a Gas Engineer in preparation for civilian life. He’d also taken a six-week bathroom fitting course, but was feeling that plumbing was a bit of a weak spot, so the opportunity to be able to concentrate on plumbing and gain a Level 2 qualification in just six weeks, was too good to pass up – especially when he didn’t have to pay for it!
‘I’d been in the army since I was seventeen and coming out into the big bad world has been hard. DIY has always been a hobby of mine, so my plans for work in civilian life grew from that, really.
“I’ve just set myself up as self-employed and have been working as a handyman where I live. There’s an app I use and there’s plenty of work around, I’ve also started to get jobs by word of mouth, which is great.
“It was a bit of a shock to hear I’d won the place on Friday evening, especially as the course started the following Monday, but it’s been really good. I’ve been working on a house renovation, and have had to put that on hold, but I’ve got straight in there and I’m learning loads.
“My tutor Alan, is tremendous. He really knows what he’s talking about and puts his own spin on things, which helps you understand the complexities of plumbing theory. The workshop facilities at Sittingboure are outstanding. Way better than those of the other training centres and colleges I’ve used in the past.
“Three days in and I’ve been so impressed with the training I’ve received this week, that I’ve decided to upgrade and pay the difference, so that I can get onto Logic4training’s silver package and get an NVQ at the end. I’m thrilled to bits.”
Logic4training offers four training packages for new entrants in plumbing and gas at its centres based in the South-East. We will be launching our new bronze, silver, gold and platinum plumbing packages at our Northolt centre in November.
If, like Darren, you’d like to make a new start in a new trade, we’re here to help. Get in touch.