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Stephen
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TARGET CAREER: PLANT OPERATOR

Progress

89%
£2,417
raised
£2,712
target
401
supporters
Help Stephen become a plant operator

Story
News 3

Ever wondered how the newspaper gets to you? It used to be my job to know. At 17, I worked full-time in a printing factory in Ireland. I used to do all sorts; organising the daily dispatch, fixing the equipment when it broke, topping up the ink. But a few years later, they upgraded the machines. It turned out the newer models needed less manpower. I ended up redundant and moving to London.

Since moving all those years ago, I’ve struggled to find permanent work. Issues with addiction and a relationship breakdown left me homeless a few years back and this time last year I still lived in a hostel.

So what changed?

Last July, my housing support worker referred me to Beam. I wanted to work in construction but at that point hadn’t stopped using drugs. We all agreed I needed to look at this first. With the support of some amazing people - including my kids - I’ve been clean for nearly 6 months now and recently moved into my own flat! Now I’m raring to get back to work.

Running the plant vehicles on construction sites is a trade I have some experience in. But I need to complete two courses to get the confidence and skills to take that final step back into the workplace.

With your help, I’ll be building a better future for me and my family.

Supporter Messages

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    Sue
    £50.00
    Stay strong - you'll get there
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    Chris
    £20.00
    Good luck Stephen, take each day as it comes.
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    Yaniv
    £10.00
    You're doing well, make the world proud to support you, even with just a tenner.
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    Georgina
    £5.00
    Good luck!
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    Adam
    £50.00
    Good luck Stephen
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    Phil
    £22.00
    Good Luck! All the best with it.
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    Maisie
    £22.00
    Good luck becoming a taxi driver. Love your business idea!
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    Claire
    £33.00
    Good luck, it sounds like your training will take a few months, but that it'll be hugely worth it in the end. (I drive a tiny car, be nice to us on the motorway!) 😊
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Journey

Feb 2018

Stephen is referred by Western Lodge, one of Beam's partners

May 2018

Stephen's campaign begins to fund

June 2018

Stephen's campaign fully funds

July 2018

Stephen completes his 360 Excavator and Streetworks courses

Aug 2018

Stephen starts full-time work as a construction plant operator

Budget
Qualification

360 Excavator training
£1,500
Streetworks: Levels 1-8
£780
Travel for course
£170
Hard Hat
£12
Contingency*
£250
Total
£2,712
* Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.

Progress

89%
£2,417
raised
£2,712
target
401
supporters
Help Stephen become a plant operator

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