Paul Weaver had never worked offshore before, but had a dream to pursue something new and breaking the cycle that he was in. Having worked in the construction industry all over the world for 16 years, Paul wanted to change his career direction and try something new, but he didn’t know how to get there. Having always had a keen interest in working offshore, he took some advice from a friend who told him to ‘get his ropes’ and before long, had signed up to a course with Complete Training Solutions. Initially worried about the financial implications of training, Paul was reassured when the team explained that they would also help to ensure his CV was fully up-to-date and would offer him advice and guidance regarding where to look for job opportunities to work offshore, so it wasn’t just to qualification that he was signing up to.
To ensure he was fully certified to work offshore, Paul signed up to an IRATA Rope Access Level 1 course followed by a GWO Basic Safety Training course which combined, gave him the knowledge and skills he needed to work offshore safely. Talking of his motivations Paul said;
“In February this year I was abroad and dreading coming back to the UK. I had lived in Australia a few years ago and was happiest there, in the sun. So I made the decision to pursue something new and go and work offshore, but I didn’t know how I was going to do it.
“After doing some research I found Complete Training Solutions. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable, I instantly felt reassured that Complete Training Solutions was the right company for me, and four days later I started the course at their site in Liverpool.”
Paul completed the five day IRATA course at the real-world training site in Liverpool, excelling in all areas of the course. Talking about the knowledge gained he said:
“I had no prior knowledge what so ever but after 5 days under the instructions of my tutor I felt more than capable. I took a gamble in pursuing this dream but it has definitely paid off. I finished my course on April 1st and had a job offer the next day.
“I was lucky. I was hungry for it and so worked hard to get the qualifications I needed and used the advice that the team at Complete Training Solutions gave me to find out about job opportunities.
“I will definitely be back to do more courses and my refreshers. The whole team are so knowledgeable and friendly, it makes you sit up and take notice when being trained as they know what they are talking about. I would recommend Complete Training Solutions to anyone.”
Complete Training Solutions offers a wide range of health and safety courses for the Renewable Energy, Construction, Maritime and Oil & Gas industries. Delivering courses from their real-world training facilities in Liverpool, they have recently been named as the top single site GWO provider for 2018.
To find out more about their courses, visit www.completetrainingsolutions.co.uk.