"My ultimate aim for the future”, he says, “would be to have my own company with people working for me. Ideally, I will own my own joinery/building company."
Things are looking good for, 18-year-old, Ryan from Stockton-on-tees and former student of Outwood Academy: Bishopsgarth, who is currently studying his Level 3 Site Joinery.
Ryan has secured a place with Alexandra Builders, where he works part-time.
He says that the best parts about his course would be the practical lessons because he's more of a hands-on person and learns better that way.
He says, “I’m really enjoying my course because I have a lot of fun whilst learning my trade, I’ve made a lot of friends as well, and the teachers are sound! I especially enjoyed the competition I took part in that involved bench joinery, where we practised hand skills by doing joints.”
He goes on to say, "The teachers are not only supportive, but they are also patient and come over to help when you need them." He Jokes, “They’re especially eager to help with the power saws!”
“My ultimate aim for the future”, he says, “would be to have my own company with people working for me. Ideally, I will own my own joinery/building company.”
Ryan studied his level 3 Site Joinery 3 days a week, while on placement. He worked part-time with Alexandra Builders, who were so impressed with him, that they decided to take him on 2 days of the week. In fact, the Director of Alexandra Builders Ltd, Jason Gage, stated that:
“He came to us as a work experience student even though we previously had 2 apprentices and we don’t usually like to take on too many young lads at the same time.
Ryan is a very polite young man, who always keeps busy; he fitted straight in with the lads and always turns up for work on time with a smile on his face. He’s keen, never has a day off sick, never complains about the jobs he’s given, and always gives 100% in everything he does.
This is why we took him on as temporary (2 days a week), and will be looking to take him on full time when his current year finishes.”
Well done to Ryan for being such a positive and hard-working student!