Kyle – Bricklaying Apprenticeship

Case Study

Learner Journey

Kyle is a determined and self-managed young man, who is hardworking and committed to gaining an apprenticeship. He knew what direction he wanted to go in and that he wanted to work in the construction industry.

Kyle was extremely enthusiastic in contacting Optimum Skills Construction Academy. Starting as a trainee in September, Kyle was proactive with his spare time seeking his own work placement and after a successful 4-week work experience period gained an apprenticeship with National Brickwork Limited.

His new employers remarked that Kyle’s work ethic, time keeping, and positive approach to his managers and colleagues all factored into the decision of taking him on as an apprentice.

Learner Progression

Kyle had no barriers to learning. He was always open to new ideas and new opportunities within the Optimum Skills Construction Centre. He was a great learner in the centre and great on site, working well with others. He knew what he had to do to progress at the Academy and asked questions when he wasn’t sure.

Kyle has developed his skills and has gone from not knowing anything about construction to being able to contribute to active construction projects with his new employer. Along with key practical skills he has excelled in theoretical learning gained his Asbestos Awareness, Health & Safety certificates and his CSCS card, whilst on the traineeship.

Kyle has started his Bricklaying apprenticeship with National Brickwork Limited a very forward-thinking organisation and his future is bright. He is working very hard and learning new skills every day. As part of his apprenticeship he has day release with Optimum Skills so he can keep learning new skills and developing his knowledge, which he then applies when at work.

Next Steps

Kyle has been presented with a new Trowel from the Optimum Skills Construction Academy in reward for seeking his own apprenticeship opportunity. He is a very positive and hardworking young person, who has reaped the rewards of his work ethic and his positive influences on everyone around him, including his colleagues.

“I have enjoyed my time at Optimum Skills, and really appreciate the support I was given.” – Kyle

“Kyle is an outstanding learner.” – Dave Cook, Academy Tutor

“We are all extremely proud of him and wish Kyle every success in his future career.” – Karen Heslop, Client Relations Manager

“Kyle is a great lad, he is hardworking, and mixes very well with the rest of the team. We are impressed with his work ethic and skills.” – Nationwide Brickwork Limited, Employer

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