Lorraine has been a painter and decorator for the past 12 years after leaving her previous career in Business Development to use her creative flare. Lorraine works alongside her husband and sub-contracts for several companies.
Lorraine already had a green CSCS card but needed to undertake the NVQ Level 2 to gain a blue skilled worker card so she would be able to work on building sites and larger, high end jobs. Lorraine says:
“Being a woman in construction can be tough. I just wanted to be taken seriously and be recognised for the competent skilled worker that I am”
Achieving this qualification would open more doors for Lorraine and increase job opportunities which she may not have otherwise been considered for.