Martin Todorov is auditory impaired and moved to Streatham Common (Lambeth) three years ago. Originally from Bulgaria, Martin attended Croydon College where he attained his Level 2 in Plumbing and Heating.
He has always been fascinated with plumbing since he was a little boy and would often assist his father who was a Plumber by trade. In fact it was his father who inspired Martin into becoming a competent Plumber.
In an interview Martin said “What initially fascinated me is the way you can have water running by just turning on or off the tap.”
Aaron Barrett, Level 4 Apprentice and Site Manager at Breyer Group, mentored Martin and describes Martin as “a young man who possesses an incredible thirst to work and regularly hits targets. Martin is very loyal and a hard worker and his skills as a plumber have made him the right candidate to become a full-time employee at Breyer Group”. Aaron was a London Finalist as Apprentice of the Year 2015 and ‘Highly Commended’ by National Apprenticeship Service for his outstanding contribution to Apprenticeships – which included mentoring Martin. Before completing Breyer Groups award winning 360˚ Apprenticeship Scheme, Martin had no specialist or recognised qualifications aside from a previous experience and knowledge in electrical installation gained from working eight years on street lights in Bulgaria.
Notwithstanding his disability or English being his secondary language; Martin navigated four challenging years to obtain an NVQ level 2 in Plumbing and attained a separate qualification in Heating and Ventilation. Martin is considering the level 3 qualification but at this moment in time is keen to build on his achievements and contribute to Breyer B-Line’s responsive Repairs Team.
The support network for Martin (which includes K-10 and Croydon College), has enabled him to become a skilled member of Breyer Groups Planned Maintenance workforce and now Martin hopes to develop even further as a Plumber working for Breyer B-Line.
Martin’s disability has spurred him to succeed even more in his professional life. Martin is very optimistic about his future and is leaving all his options open.
“My next step is to work full-time with Breyer, going out on site, learning as much as I can and facing new challenges”. Martin Todorov, Trainee Plumber. Breyer B-Line
Breyer B-Line is extremely delighted to add Martin to their ranks and B-Line Director, Neil Watts Commented “Martin’s employment has led us to review and in some cases improve some of our internal processes. This is just one of many positives to come from recruiting Martin. He adds diversity to our work force which I hope will inspire others into follow their career goals.”