David Lays the Foundations for Success! Completes Level 2 Construction Operations Apprenticeship with FDL!

2015-01-01 16.43.27

David Smith

Age: 48

Trade: Construction Operative

Borough: Tower Hamlets

Apprenticeship: Level 2 Construction Operations

Background: David was on an apprenticeship before he came to K10 but was unable to complete this due to his employer going bust. This is where David was referred over to K10 by Berkeley Homes and started a new apprenticeship in Construction Operations. Before the apprenticeships, David found it hard to get into sustainable employment for many reasons but one was due to lack of qualifications.

During the Apprenticeship: David was placed on his apprenticeship with FDL in Tower Hamlets and spent the duration of his apprenticeship here. ‘I really enjoyed everything about the apprenticeship. I enjoyed going to college once a week to learn the technical side of what I was learning on site and then being on site to put into practice what I was learning at college. It was a huge learning curve but it was so enjoyable, learning new things from those who are really experienced and taking this on with me. There were no negatives in the apprenticeship for me. I would have liked the college course to be compressed and more intense but that is just personal preference.’

‘FDL was a great experience for me, there are a lot of lively characters that I worked with and it was a lot of fun. The work I was doing was great too. I learned shuttering carpentry, steel piling and digging trenches, I really liked being on site. I’m still learning now and I believe I will always be learning, construction is always developing and new methods are always coming around.’

‘I will and do recommend apprenticeship to anyone looking to do one. I think they’re the way forward, you’re getting paid to learn, and it’s great. K10 were brilliant, I had regular communication with my Apprenticeship Manager Jack and he was always helping in any way he could. K10 got me into a position where I am good money and can better my life. I was made homeless and have been living in a hostel and now I am looking to move out the hostel and rent somewhere of my own soon.

After the Apprenticeship: Since completing his apprenticeship, David has been taken on direct full time as a shuttering carpenter for FDL.

 

 

Recent News

BeFunky Collage

K10 & Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy

K10 have been working with Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy for some time now to modernise their delivery of their construction training. K10 have recently assigned two of our construction professionals, Angus Martyn and Peter Bannister to assist with this delivery. Angus Martyn Construction Lead is coordinating: Planning, development, delivery and monitoring of an extended […]

Thursday, 3rd May 2018
IMG-20180502-WA0002

Super Sharma Completes. Sanjay has finished his Level 3 Apprenticeship!

Sanjay Sharma Age: 24 Trade: Electrician Apprenticeship: Level 3 Electrical Installations Home Borough: Ealing Background: Sanjay was studying towards his Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations whilst working part time at a warehouse before finding K10 and starting his apprenticeship. He found K10 towards the start of his studies and knew an apprenticeship was the way […]

Thursday, 3rd May 2018
JACK TANNER XMAS 2017

Jack Tanner – Crest Nicholson/BDL – Best 2nd Year Apprentice

Jack Tanner Age: 21 Borough: Southwark Trade: Dry Liner Qualification: Level 2 Dry Lining Contractor: Crest Nicholson/BDL Jack joined K10 in the summer of 2016 and has come on leaps and bounds since. He should complete his qualification in early 2018 and as long as he keeps up his good work BDL are looking to offer him a role […]

Tuesday, 19th Dec 2017
KAVI VASARNI XMAS 2017

Kavikumar Varsani – Barratt London – Best 1st Year Apprentice

Kavikumar Varsani Age: 19 Borough: Barnet Trade: Electrical Qualification: Level 3 Electrical Installations Contractor: Barratt London Kavi started with K10 in the spring of 2017, he was placed with Eiro Tech Engineering on Barratt London’s Trinity Square site in the London Borough of Barnet. Kavi has excelled in both college work and his site performance and he is developing […]

Tuesday, 19th Dec 2017