Plumber Paul ignites career with degree

Paul Brown from Coleraine has ignited his career by completing a Foundation degree in Building Technology and Management at Northern Regional College (Northern College) Coleraine. Pictured l-r are: Dereck Simpson (Maintenance Co-ordinator, Ulster University), Paul Brown (Mechanical Operative) and Pat Condren (HE Course Director, Northern Regional College).
Paul Brown from Coleraine has ignited his career by completing a Foundation degree in Building Technology and Management at Northern Regional College (Northern College) Coleraine. Pictured l-r are: Dereck Simpson (Maintenance Co-ordinator, Ulster University), Paul Brown (Mechanical Operative) and Pat Condren (HE Course Director, Northern Regional College).

A plumber from Coleraine has ignited his career by completing a Foundation degree in Building Technology and Management at Northern Regional College, Coleraine.

Paul Brown 33, who works at Ulster University in Coleraine and is also a part time fire-fighter completed an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Plumbing after leaving school before deciding to return to higher education.

Paul said: “The qualification has put me in a position now to apply for managerial positions and future promotions and I would say to anyone thinking of giving it a go – to go and do it. Talk to your local college about what you want to do and where you see yourself going – they will help you make the correct decision.” For further information on the Reach Higher’ campaign, www.nidirect.gov.uk/skills or call 0300 200 7876.