Break the trend: Meet our apprenticeship champion Will Birch

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

“Working on my Level 2 Bricklaying apprenticeship at BFI Buildings Ltd. I didn’t really enjoy school, so as soon as I could leave I wanted to find a job and earn a salary. I always found that I learnt more successfully through practical experience and enjoyed hands- on activities, which is why construction appealed to me.

“I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!”