If there are any metalsmiths who want work in the power industry as a welder for a very large reputable company i have some contacts. Class 1 tradesman prefered, apparently they push ex serviceman through as they recognise the skills achieved. they will train you (ie codify you) and put you to work. Work is seasonal and not full time but 25k for 5-6 months work is easily achievable, if your good and they see promise obviously they may keep u on full time but dont bargain on it. drop me a PM with a few basics and i'll pass you the info.