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National Apprenticeship Week 2016 - Jack Wilson

National Apprenticeship Week 2016 - Jack Wilson


Jack WName: Jack Wilson

Location: Colne & Nelson

Which housing association do you work with and at which office? Housing Pendle, Nelson

How did you come to work with Together Housing? I enquired about an apprenticeship and within 2 weeks I managed to get aninterview and I was succesful getting an apprenticeship with Housing Pendle

What are your normal working hours? Full Time

What does your day to day work involve? I do a lot of fencing, fixing doors, supporting my collegues and a lot of second fix joinery

Are you working towards any qualifications? Im working towards an NVQ in Joinery

What do you enjoy about your work? I like working with other collegues and freinds but I also like working to my own initiative sometimes

What’s the most challenging part of your work? Sometimes you have to work on your own and there is pressurw to fix a repair first time and also to make sure you leave the property tidy

How does working life compare with school/college life? I have learnt that there is a lot of team working in this line of work, at school you have to a lot of stuff on your own

What are you learning from your apprenticeship? I have learnt a lot, I have learnt how to fix something first time, how to fit a door and also to be more hands on and how to complete a job to a high standard

What are your future goals? I would like to be a joiner and be able to work on my own and have my own van, I can even start doing my own joinery in my house!

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Im really enjoying working for Housing Pendle and learning about joinery at college. All the lads are really good to work with and to learn from

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