As a structural design engineer, Ciaran used to travel for his work to several European countries. He described living out of a suitcase for a few weeks while contracting, then coming home for a long weekend before the next job. However, that all changed in 2019 when he began to start a family and realised this method of working was no longer suitable for him. To spend more time at home, especially with his young child, he started looking into working remotely.
Ciaran wanted to be able to work from home while still contracting, which the nature of his work allowed. However, this was not as much of an option before the pandemic as he would have liked. Once COVID-19 hit, there was suddenly a lot more demand for remote contracting and Ciaran was more able to find work. He decided to work through Vivid. We had been in touch with him pre-pandemic and while we certainly kept our eyes out for remote work – something several agencies Ciaran contacted simply refused to do – we unfortunately had no clients asking for remote work before 2020. When this changed, we were able to get straight back in touch with him.
*Ciaran Craik, Structural Design Engineer