Break the trend: Meet our apprenticeship champion Ben Freeman

“Last year I Sat My GCSES, this Year I’m…”

“Working on my Level 2 Carpentry Apprenticeship at Avery Carpentry Services. The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

“At work, I’m involved in a variety of residential and commercial projects. I cut and measure timber, and assist and learn from my supervisor on bigger jobs. Apprenticeships are a great way to gain experience – the salary has made me feel more independent too!”