Ali Floats like A Butterfly and Stings like a Bee finishing his Construction Operations Apprenticeship!

AMIN Ali

Ali Amin

Age: 25

Trade: Construction Operations

Borough: Hackney

Apprenticeship: Level 2 Construction Operations

College: Flower Skills

Background:  Before Ali came to K10 he was unemployed and due to having previous convictions, he felt this hindered his opportunities further. When his probation worker called up, K10 were more than happy to help Ali start his apprenticeship journey.

What happened next: After impressing Jack at the interview stage, despite his past, Ali was put onto a Level 2 Construction Operations apprenticeship in Hackney.

During the Apprenticeship: ‘Being on site gave me an understanding of something I’ve never experienced before. Considering I had a low amount of industry knowledge in general, everything was a learning curve. I was able to gain a lot of insight into not just the trade I was studying but other, relevant trades such as site management and engineering which is what I’m getting into now. I was lucky enough to spend my entire apprenticeship on the Berkeley Homes project in Hackney, Woodberry Down. During this time, I worked with two different contractors but I feel that I gained the most experience and knowledge from my time with Landmark. I worked with them for around 9 months. I enjoyed working with this team the most as I learned so much here and the management I was under were so helpful, they gave me everything I needed from the support and work on site. I was able to get my Construction Operations qualification and on top of this, the site I was on also put me forward to get qualifications on top such as my Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme.’

‘If there is one piece of advice I can give to someone starting their apprenticeship it is to be enthusiastic, eager to learn and go beyond what you’re asked to do because you get out what you put in at the end of the day. When it comes to K10, saying they helped me turn my life around is an understatement, they gave me a chance when no one else would and I will always be grateful for how they’ve changed my life for the better’.

After the Apprenticeship: After completing his Level 2 in Construction Operations, Ali has started his Site Engineering apprenticeship with K10. He is currently on site with Fairview Homes in Hackney.

Recent News

camden council header

An employer’s perspective on part time/flexible apprenticeships

Recently, Peter Bannister (one of our Senior Apprenticeship Programme Managers) spoke to the Camden Council’s press department regarding the value of part-time and flexible apprenticeships. Specifically targeting unemployed parents,  Peter has been working with apprentices interested in entering the construction industry, but also facing the pressures and responsibilities of being a single parent or carer. […]

Friday, 15th Mar 2019
lewisham life header

K10 Apprentices in Lewisham Life Magazine

  We’re excited to have our apprentices Tony and Abbie mentioned in Lewisham Council’s Lewisham Life Magazine. Both are part of the Anthology Deptford Foundry project. Read about their experiences below.  

Thursday, 14th Mar 2019
27355675a9ec18413c62

It’s International Women’s Day!

K10 have many hardworking women on site, and we feel International Women’s Day is a great way to focus on Women’s rights. Below are two of our current apprentices, who are doing a great job! Latisha Harris Borough: Brent                                  Latisha is currently working for Wates as a trainee Quantity Surveyor, and studying Level 3 […]

Friday, 8th Mar 2019
Photo credit, from left to right: Anthony Davies (Senior Site Manager), Jason Hadad, Michael Boyle (Site Managers)

Jason Haddad – Gloster MEP – Best 2nd Year Apprentice

Borough: Camden Trade: Plumber Qualification: Level 2 Plumbing Main Contractor: United Living Sub-Contractor: Gloster MEP Project: Camley Street Working for Gloster MEP on United Livings Camley Street project in Camden. Jason has progressed very well and is now viewed by the site team as a qualified Plumber. Jason has now handed in all of his work and is just waiting for […]

Monday, 17th Dec 2018