First two begin their apprenticeships
As part of the Well-being agreement between Sleaford REP and North Kesteven District Council, there are set to be seven apprenticeships funded by the Plant.
The first two apprenticeships have begun and are being funded jointly by Sleaford REP and construction company R G Carter who are working on the refurbishment of Sleaford Swimming Pool. Below are there stories.
Apprentice Case Study: Gregg Southall
Construction Contract Manager Apprentice
Twenty-year-old Gregg Southall from Lincoln had always dreamed of getting on the right career path, and when an apprenticeship opportunity arose he jumped at the chance.
Gregg will train for his role on site and complete theory-based work at Lincoln College. He will learn about programming projects and procurement, as well as the day-to-day role of the contract manager. His first project is the Sleaford Leisure Centre refurbishment which is due for completion in September 2013.
“My first day went really quickly, it was really busy but everyone was really friendly so that helped the nerves. I am a bit nervous about taking on the responsibility, because I don’t want to let the team down, but I am sure this will ease in time. ”
After the apprenticeship, Gregg will gain not only valid work experience, but a BTEC National Certificate in Construction.
Apprentice Case Study: Martyn Hardy
Construction Site Manager Apprentice
Twenty-five-year-old Martyn Hardy has worked on construction sites as a bricklayer since leaving school. With a family of tradesman, he has always aspired to follow in their footsteps, and as luck be it, on a rainy day he saw the advert for the apprentice position in the paper.
Although Martyn enjoyed bricklaying, he wanted the chance to progress his career further and gain experience in other roles within the construction industry.
Father-of-one, Martyn sees this as an opportunity for a long term career, giving stability to his family life.
He will study a BTEC National Certificate in Construction atLincolnCollegepart-time on day-release for two years, whilst also gaining valuable on-site training.
Martyn would like to be running sites on his own in five years time, and work on larger projects with the site manager – Sleaford Leisure Centre is one project where Martyn will gain experience during his apprenticeship.
A further five apprenticeships are to be funded by Sleaford REP once the Plant is fully operational.