Jake Prescott, Skills Apprenticeship Programme

Jake left school in June 2015 and was uncertain of his future career aspirations and struggled to find a job that would motivate him.

Jake approached a Skills Centre trainer in May 2016 after receiving recommendations about the successes of the centre and the work carried out to provide opportunities for young people.

The trainer explained the various trades that Jake would be trained in and the options available.

Jake quickly developed his skills in roofing and was recommended for an Apprenticeship programme as an apprentice roofer. Jake secured the job and started work in August 2016.

Jake said ‘The Skills Centre changed my life and helped me realise what I can do. I really enjoy roofing and I felt supported by the team all the way through’.

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