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Meet Naimul, Bricklayer Apprentice at Bloor Homes

Naimul, L2 Bricklayer apprentice with Bloor Homes muses about his journey so far and future plans. "I am the first person in my family to be doing a bricklaying apprenticeship and I’d definitely recommend it. You get a life experience with your employer and you are earning while learning.“

Meet Alex, Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice at AV1 Building Ltd

"What I love about my apprenticeship is the fact that it’s a gateway into the trade. It’s a perfect opportunity to learn and get a hands-on experience. My dad was an engineering apprentice at Delphi, so I’ve learnt from him that an apprenticeship can set you up for life."

Meet Bradley, Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician Apprentice at LPE Plumbing & Heating

"My advice to anyone deciding what to do after school, weigh your options and don’t rush into getting a degree. I definitely recommend doing an apprenticeship in Plumbing and Domestic Heating, it’s a 4 year commitment, but you learn a lot at the College and also get invaluable trade experience at the employers.”

Meet Daniel, Bricklaying Apprentice at Mike Etheridge

“Initially, I studied Engineering at College. I then went into labouring with a gang at Mike Etheridge. I found the job interesting, and they were happy to support me onto an apprenticeship. As a Bricklayer apprentice, I work on projects with companies such as Bovis Homes and Linden Homes. I spend a lot of time onsite helping to build new homes all over Gloucestershire.

Meet Archie, Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprentice at AAD Plumbing

We're gearing up for the September 2022 starts of our construction and building services apprenticeship programmes at GC. This month, we're catching up with some of our construction and building services apprentices, to see what inspired them to learn a trade and what they enjoy best about being an apprentice.

Meet Mike, Electrical Installation/Maintenance Apprentice at JLEC Electrical

"My advice to anyone considering an apprenticeship in electrical, only start an apprenticeship if you are seriously thinking about doing it as a career long term. But if you are, I definitely recommend it."

Meet Sarah Atthey, Electrical Installation Lecturer at GC

Sarah Atthey joined the College in July last year as an Associate Lecturer in Electrical, having previously worked in industry for 16 years.

Meet James Turley, Plumbing/Domestic Heating Lecturer at GC

James Turley, Trainer in Construction/Plumbing & Heating has been teaching at the College for 6 years having joined the industry as a 17 year-old apprentice.

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