We are starting to compile all the info required to get my partner through the TRA process before we can apply for a permanent residency visa.. He is a Welder/Fabricator/metal worker, basically can turn his hand to most things! His qualifications are in welding/fabricating at NVQ2 level. The main problem we have is that he has worked for lots of different employers, some permanent but has mainly been doing contract work for the last 3 years. Has any one got any advice on how the TRA will view this and can any other welders who have passed it advise us on how they did it?! The VETASSESS process seems much easier but from what I have read on their web site this does not cover welders, did I understand that right? It does not appear to cover many occupations at all!