Student Stories: Eddie, Level 2 Carpentry Apprentice

Alternative routes to higher education…

Eddie is a focused, keen and bright young man. Attaining A-levels in Maths and Physics with an ultimate goal to become a Civil Engineer, however Eddie wasn’t ready for University. Eddie knew what his dream career was and found an alternative way to achieve it.

“My ultimate goal is to go to University and study to become a Civil Engineer, however I decided to learn a trade first, so I could gain experience within the construction industry and have a trade to fall back on.”

Eddie started at Skills Group at 18, and has already successfully passed his Level 2 apprenticeship in Carpentry with flying colours. He is now working towards his Level 3 with South West Building Maintenance and is thriving!

“I love carrying out practical work and being active, I am really enjoying having to problem solve and produce precise, accurate work. I feel I have developed as a person, gaining more confidence in the work I carry out on-site, I am certain that I have made the right choice in my career path. I am looking forward to obtaining my Level 3 Carpentry Apprenticeship and continuing my experience in a multi-trade position.”
Bob Harvey, Carpentry & Joinery Trainer said: “Eddie is focused and driven, he is a model student! He is given a task and does the work without any assistance. The feedback from South West Building Maintenance is always positive, he is professional and has excellent time keeping –I have no doubt he will be a successful Carpenter and Civil Engineer.”

After Eddie finishes his Level 3, he wants to gain more experience in a multi-trade position before going onto study for a Civil Engineering Degree.

We are very confident he will be incredibly successful in his career path!