Meet our latest star apprentice, Abby Shorter, who is another example of a hard-working young person investing their time and energy into mastering a trade. Abby’s success has gathered a lot of interest, including from The Guardian which has posted a feature of her online today. Check it out here.
“I always wanted to be a plumber; I used to work with my Dad whenever I got the chance”.
Abby came through Family Mosaic’s apprenticeship scheme. FM have supported Abby throughout her apprenticeship, and are big proponents of work-based training for young people in London.
She worked with Wilmott Dixon and HeatPro for over a year, where the positive on-site support and guidance was a crucial factor in her good performance and progression. “My on-site experience has been great. Learning something new is the best part and I love seeing things progress”.
Alex, Abby’s manager at K10, had this to say: “When I first interviewed Abby I knew she was going to be a great apprentice. She came across extremely professional and polite, and having worked with Abby throughout her apprenticeship, I have seen her become an important and respected member of the on-site team. She has always shown great determination to complete her college work and has a fantastic, positive energy that’s reflected in the quality of her work on site. I’m sure that Abby has a very bright future in construction and I see her managing her own team and projects one day.”
Abby has now been snapped up and is working for the subcontractor. Her wages have already doubled upon completing the K10 journey, and there is strong potential for further increases in the near future. “Looking forward, I want to gain more experiences and develop my skill-set. There’s always something to learn. The next job will be different, it’s all copper which requires different knowledge and techniques – much more of an art. In five years, I’d love to open a construction training school and encourage more girls into the industry.”
From all of us at K10, Family Mosaic, Wilmott Dixon and HeatPro, well done Abby. You deserve all the praise and recognition you get.