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Ben Jones started his Level 4 Design and Build Technician Apprenticeship in October 2020 and is on track to complete it later this year.

We spoke to the 21-year-old from West Bromwich to see how it’s been going.

Why did you want to do an apprenticeship Ben?

To be honest, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do after finishing school. So I opted against going to university to complete a course I wasn’t set on and started looking at apprenticeships to enable me to get a taste of a career whilst progressing my education and earning money. I haven’t looked back since.

What are you doing on a day-to-day basis at Bromford? 

My job entails the management of engineering and technical aspects of housing projects through appraisal to construction. Specifically, co-ordination of highway, drainage and utility works including relevant construction drawings and legal agreements.

Construction is a vast industry with many career paths to take. No two days are the same and the work we do makes a difference to the built environment and people’s lives.

How is your training helping you get your career?  

My education at college is giving me a wider understanding of the industry that I can apply and relate to the processes at work. My training at work by completing tasks/resolving problems that arise on a day-to-day basis enable me to slowly become more independent in my work prior to becoming fully qualified.

Since I started the apprenticeship I’ve become more independent and confident, as well as gaining work-based skills.

Thanks Ben, good luck with the final months of your apprenticeship  

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