I'm thinking about changing careers and am looking into rope access technician field... I have a few questions reguarding the training and certification. Would it be better to do training and certification through IRATA or through a SPRAT program?!? Also was it hard to find a job as a level 1 "green" tech? It's not something I would be doing immediately as I would need to save up enough money to travel to where the course is and to actually take the course itself. Another question I have is how is the working schedule? How long are you away from home at at time(roughly) are travel expenses covered by the company you are employed through? Where are some places you have worked and what have you worked on?!? What's the pros and cons you have came across while being employed as a RAT? Thanks in advance!!