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After giving up work in 2012 to care for our newly born twins, i decided this was the perfect opportunity to look at a new career and to re-invent myself. I decided to study at night college, with the aim of starting my own business as an electrician. I had a friend i worked with previously who started up his own business as an electrician. I worked with him for free just to get the experience i needed to work in this field,while studying at college. In October 2014, i started up my own business . I joined the CIS scheme in early 2015 where i currently sub-contract for Portland Properties.

Work experience

Oct 2014Present

Self employed electrician

Arcs and Sparks Electrical Services


Oct 1996Aug 2012

Advanced Team Member/Team Leader

Allied Bakeries Stoke
Sep 1994Aug 1996

Builders Apprentice

Micheal Manuel Builder


Sep 2012Feb 2015

City and Guilds  2330 Level 2 in Electrotechnical Technology-Installation(Building and Structures), City and Guilds 2365 Level 3 in Electrical Installations(Buildings and Structures),City and Guilds 2382(17th Edition) Level 3 in Requirements Electrical Installations BS 7671 : June 2008 (2011), City and Guilds Level 3 2394 in the Initial Verification of Electrical Installations (Practical Assessment).

Stoke on Trent College (Burslem)
Sep 1992Jul 1994

Art and Design,Art History,English.

Newcastle-Under-Lyme College
Sep 1987Jul 1992

English,Maths,Science,History,Art , Design and Technology.

Sir Thomas Boughey High School