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    Guest dglamoore

    Hi Tina

     

    Welcome to the site. It is scarey and exciting when you decide to go for isn't it :D

     

    We also had to go through TRA and as Greg is a metal polisher there are no qualifications so all experience based also.

     

    We had about 60 pages of info plus 4 stat decs by the time we had finished. Two of the companies that Greg worked for had closed down so we were unable to get references. We filed a stat dec for these detailing the work and training that Greg had done and requested a National Insurance history report to provide back up that he had worked there.

     

    He has been self employed for the last 4 years so filed another stat dec for that and got references from 3 customers and 3 suppliers and sent a few invoices/bills etc to prove his company existed.

     

    We used an agent too and found this is when they earn the most of their money :D Good luck with your adventure and let me know if I can help you out with anything!!

     

    Lisa

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    Guest donna T

    Hi Tina

     

    Welcome to the site and good luck with your TRA application

    Russ is a print finisher again without any formal qualifications. It took ages to get all the refs together and 2 out of the 3 companies he had worked for had closed down. Again, we had stat decs and a NI report (this took 3 months to come through) and pages and pages of info on the references.

     

    I remember Russ saying that the references were way over the top and included really basic stuff such as using a glue gun etc but that seemed to be exactly what they wanted - loads of detail.

     

    i agree that the agent really helped here as I wold have been lost without their guidance and would have produced quite basic references which would probably have been turned down.

     

    Best of luck again - when are you hoping to go?

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    HERE HERE - the agency helped loads with the TRA bit.

     

    My OH Ashley is a painter & decorator, has been since leaving school - our evidence was all vocational - well sort of he has 2 years out of 3 years apprenticeship but the agency advised that we stick with purely job history & employer evidence! We received a positive result so I am sure you will be fine.

     

    Include everything! Tools is tricky but don't be embarrased to include the most basic of tool types right down to overalls! It all helps........ GOOD LUCK, send me a pm if you need anything specific I am sure I kept some word docs that we completed if you need examples.

     

    Angela

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