Brendan who is currently at Huddersfield University studying for a BSc in Engineering, has received financial support from the charity throughout his course. This includes a grant of £500 each term to help him pay for books and any other supplies he might need.
Brendan faced a number of life challenges before his studies but he was determined not to let his misfortune hold him back. After being made redundant from his last job as an electrical apprentice, Brendan’s ambition turned to studying for a degree.
When Brendan applied for university he thought it was out of reach due to the financial strain of fees and living costs, until The Electrical Industries Charity stepped in.
Brendan said: ‘It’s very difficult to fund your own degree and I am very thankful for the help that I received from the Charity.’
Managing Director, Tessa Ogle says: ‘The charity is thrilled to be helping Brendan follow his dreams of becoming an engineer. He has worked extremely hard to achieve his goals and deserves every bit of success. We regularly receive updates on his progress and it certainly looks like he has a bright future ahead of him.’
Now in his final year, Brendan is hoping to receive a 2.1 classification for his degree and start his career as an engineer in the near future.
For further information visit www.electricalcharity.org