It’s National Apprentice Week 2016 and that means there’s no better excuse to celebrate the future workies. We’ve all been there; making endless cups of tea and dodging on site pranks. We wouldn’t of swapped it for the world!
Over the past year, our Magnet Trade team at Hull have been working in partnership with East Riding College’s construction department. They’ve supplied them with kitchens and carcasses, creating a tradesmen’s playground they can learn, grow and develop in the fine art of kitchen fitting.
So we’ve got up close and personal with some of the chaps behind the title. Meet our Magnet Trade approved apprentices!
Joe Oliver- Second year apprentice
Joe Oliver is in his second year of his apprenticeship and currently works for Headstart Building Services in Hull. His most recent notable work has been within Tommy Coyle/Headstart Boxing Gym. He has also worked on a number of major domestic and commercial build projects.
Joe covers all aspects of carpentry within his job role. He is a keen and competent tradesperson in the making, with a methodical approach and strong attention to detail in both his workplace and college. His Level 2 intermediate apprenticeship will be completed this year. After this, he intends to undertake his Level 3 with East Riding College.
Josh Ralph- Second year apprentice
Josh Ralph is in his second year of his apprenticeship and currently works for his family’s building company, M. Ralph Builder. He has worked on a mixture of bespoke house building projects alongside completing general joinery and building work tasks. He has recently just finished working on a grade 5 eco build property.
Josh covers all aspects of carpentry. From setting out the foundations, 1st and 2nd fixing, right through to roofing. This will enable him to be an outstanding all round carpenter. Josh’s work is carried out to a very high standard both on the job and in an educational environment at East Riding College. His Level 2 intermediate apprenticeship will be completed this year. After this has been completed, he intends to undertake his Level 3 Advanced.
Billy Riby- First year apprentice
Billy Riby is in his first year of his apprenticeship and currently works for Lindera Lodges. He has gained strong knowledge and skills in all the tasks that are needed to create each individual unit. Whether that is structural, first or second fixing.
Billy has a good eye for detail. This reflects in the consistently high standard of work he completes. Billy intends to complete his intermediate apprenticeship before undertaking his Level 3 Advanced with East Riding College.