Meet our Students

Alex Chumakov

Age: 18

Studying: Plumbing, Heating and Gas Apprenticeship

Previous School: Haven High Academy

I have always wanted to study something physical and hands-on while pursuing a career which I knew I would enjoy. I started studying at Level 1 before progressing onto an apprenticeship. The main reason for studying an apprenticeship is that I wanted to gain on-site experience as well as get my qualifications.

The apprenticeship allows me to use the skills I learn on-site and at college and apply this to my portfolio of work. There is very good support when studying an apprenticeship. My lecturers are helpful, and my employer gave me a lot of support by gradually introducing me to working on-site and different tasks.

Once I have finished my apprenticeship at College, I would like to gain full time employment.

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