“Joining Blue Flame after being self-employed has given me back my evenings and weekends, a guaranteed salary and allowed me to progress my career.”
We spoke with Blue Flame senior technical surveyor, Chris Hughes, about life after self-employment.
“I joined Blue Flame in 2015 after being self-employed for six years,” said Chris, who specialises in renewable energy.
“I worked on a renewables project that I really enjoyed and decided that this was I wanted to do with my work.
“I took the relevant training, which I paid for myself, and gained MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) accreditation.
“However, the renewable projects didn’t come in as I wanted and I had to take work I didn’t enjoy in order to pay the bills.
“I also found that I was working most evenings and weekends to catch up on paperwork, while holidays were getting shorter as I didn’t want to turn work down.
“My wife and I had also had our first child, however, I was back at work straight away and missed out on paternity leave.”
After a discussion with his wife, and much thought, Chris took the opportunity to join Blue Flame as a technician in the renewables team, before gaining promotion to become one of the company’s senior technical surveyors.
Chris added: “Joining Blue Flame gave me time back in the evenings and weekends to spend with my family, it gave me a guaranteed salary without worrying about chasing customers and it helped me develop in my career.”
If you’re looking for a change from:
- Chasing to get paid on time
- Having all your evenings and weekends taken up with work
- Dealing with tax and changing regulations
- Paying for training and accreditation
- Increased business costs
Then get in touch with Blue Flame – We Do:
✓Excellent salary package
✓ Training support
✓Own van and work phone
✓Paternity and maternity leave
✓Local, family business
If you’re looking for a new challenge, then We Do careers for heating engineers, installers and engineers.