It’s a winner – ICATS training place bought at BECBC Cumbria Flood Appeal Auction led to a job!

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Livingstone Surface Treatments run ICATS (Industrial Coatings Applicator Training Scheme) courses in the North West. To support the Cumbria Flood Appeal we offered a place on the January ICATS course for the Flood Appeal Auction. The bidder for the place on the course was Allan Tyson (ex Duke of Lancs Regiment). He bid £350 for the place and 100% of the money goes to the Flood Appeal. Originally from Whitehaven, Allan now lives in Lancaster. Previously unemployed, he took part in the training and passed the course and is now set to start a new job in Heysham as a direct result of his course.

Eddie Blackmore, Managing Director at Livingstone Surface Treatments said “Our ICATS courses are very popular and are always full, so if we can help out the community and get someone back into work, we are more than happy. On this occasion Allan walked straight into a job and we are delighted. Allan was delighted to bid for the course at £350 when it normally costs £850. In this case, everyone is a winner and we are delighted.”

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