Thursday's Apprentice of the Day

Garth Young
Level 2 Adult Apprenticeship

Having had a variety of jobs as a plasterer, driver, handyman and factory worker, and nearing the end of his twenties, Garth Young decided to train for a job which would lead to a successful career and opportunities within the nuclear new build.

Garth Young - Previous Steel Fixing Apprentice

Garth enrolled on the Adult Apprenticeship, NVQ 2 and Diploma in Steel Fixing with Bridgwater & Taunton College and began his training at the College’s Steel Fixing Arena at the Construction Skills and Innovation Centre (CSIC) in Cannington.

“The Arena was very very similar to what you get on site,” says Garth. “The tasks set were like real-life tasks, the same as you would be set at work.”

On successful completion of his Apprenticeship, Garth secured work with Laing O’Rourke – an international engineering company, and has worked with them on projects in Wales, Slough, London, and now at Hinkley Point.

He has been put forward for NVQ 3 Supervisor training, and has completed his SSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme), so is looking forward to developing his career further within the industry.

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