An electrician with a head for heights has set up a new organisation to help people secure jobs in the offshore industry.
Leon Sexton from South Shields has launched SECA Technical Services, a business which trains people to work at heights using ropes.
The 29-year-old spotted a gap in the market to offer IRATA accredited rope access training in Newcastle and now uses a 10m high warehouse in Byker to do so.
Sexton is an electrician by trade, has worked as a rope access technician for seven years in the offshore industry and has sub-contracted for employers including Cape, Stork and RDG.
He said: “We’ve only been running for two months but it is going really well. Our first few candidates have passed their assessments and we have even trained people from Denmark.”