TELFORD HOMES – SOUTHWARK In late 2016, K10 was contacted by Shaun Perry from Telford Homes who asked us to source a large cohort of local apprentices to join them on their Bermondsey Works site in Southwark, a mixed development including a sixth form centre for the City of London Academy as well as residential […]
Jamil Rahman Age: 25 Trade: Carpentry Apprenticeship: Level 2 Site Carpentry Background: Before discovering K10, Jamil was unemployed on Job Seekers Allowance. He was studying at the Building Crafts College in Stratford and gained Diplomas in Level 1, 2 and 3 Bench Joinery. However, as he did not have the NVQ element, he found it […]
Alice Ashenden Age:25 Trade:Business Administrator Apprenticeship:Level 3 Business Administration College: InTraining Background:Alice was previously a sales advisor in Argos. Although she wasn’t struggling to find work, when it came to looking at possible career prospects, Argos is not where she saw herself in five years’ time. This is where she started looking for an apprenticeship […]
Jordan Glaze Age: 22 Trade: Construction Operations Apprenticeship: Level 2 Construction Operations Background: Formerly to starting his apprenticeship at K10, Jordan was at college studying to get his Level 3 qualification in Media Studies. He decided that this was not what he wanted to pursue in life but rather do something physical. What happened next: […]
Shirley-Ann Gentry Age: 21 Trade: Management Apprenticeship: Level 3 Management Background: Previous to K10, Shirley was working for Paddy Power as an assistant manager for around £11 an hour. Shirley started looking for an apprenticeship and was referred over by one of her good friend’s that was already working for K10. Although this seemed like […]
Callum Keavey Age: 21 Trade: Plumber Apprenticeship: Level 2 Plumbing Systems College: CONEL Background: Prior to starting his apprenticeship with K10, Callum was working part time doing basic plumbing with a property maintenance company alongside looking for an apprenticeship. What happened next: Callum was brought in to K10HQ for an interview and sailed through with […]
Gintaras Jonuskis Age: 24 Trade: Business Administrator Apprenticeship: Level 2 Business Administration Background: Gintaras had always been interested in working within the construction industry. Prior to K10 he was working part time in construction as a labourer but also in the hospitality industry. He knew he wanted to move onto better things and get a […]
Lisa Tully Age: 25 Trade: Business Administration Apprenticeship: Level 2 and 3 Business Administration Background: Lisa previously worked part time doing door to door sales as well as being a carer for her father. She already had a qualification in Carpentry and Joinery. She went travelling and decided that she wanted to finally kick start […]
Jack Cornell Age: 22 Trade: Plumber Apprenticeship: Level 2 Plumbing Studies College: College of North East London Background: Jack was studying at Epping Forest College part time to achieve his Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies alongside working part time as a checkout assistant in Sainsbury’s. What happened next: Jack explained that he applied to […]
Mohema Begum Age: 24 Trade: Business Administrator Apprenticeship: Level 3 Business Administration College: InTraining Background: Prior to Mohema starting her apprenticeship, she was unemployed. She explained that she struggled to find a serious job that had good career prospects due to her not having the relevant qualifications. What happened next: Mohema came into the […]
Sayekhul Islam Age: 23 Trade: Trainee Plumber Apprenticeship: Level 2 Plumbing Studies College: College of North East London Background: Prior to K10, Sayekhul was working as a sales assistant in Poundland. He had completed his Level 2 Plumbing Technical Certificate in College but in order for him to become fully qualified, he needed an opportunity to […]
Gabriel Hamilton Age: 21 Trade: Construction Operative Apprenticeship: Level 2 Construction Operations College: Flower Skills Background: Prior to K10, Gabriel was in college studying towards a qualification in Business Studies; however he felt that this route did not suit his skill set and wanted to pursue a more hands on role. He decided that construction […]
Danielle Richards Age: 28 Trade: Business Administrator Apprenticeship: Level 2 Business Administration College: InTraining Background: Before K10, Danielle was struggling to find employment as she was seen as underqualified or inexperienced by employers. She started to look into apprenticeships which therefore led her to K10. What happened next: Danielle came into the K10 Office […]
Terrence Mountain Age: 23 Trade: Electrician Apprenticeship: Level 3 Electrical Installations College: Barking and Dagenham College Background: Prior to K10, Terrence was employed as an electricians mate earning £55 a day. He enjoyed work as he gained the required experience which helped him get onto an apprenticeship. He wasn’t aware of many companies offering electrical […]
Harry Atherton Age: 23 Trade: Dryliner Resident Borough: Tower Hamlets Apprenticeship: Level 2 Interior Systems College: Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College Background: Harry always had an interest in the construction industry and before getting on an apprenticeship with us at K10, he was working on site as a labourer. This wasn’t sustainable employment and he […]
My Journey from K10 to Laing O’Rourke Hollie was once K10′s most valued apprentice, now Laing O’Rourke have the pleasure of having her part of their team. Read her story below. I originally applied for an apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating, for which I was placed with a subcontractor on the Francis Crick Institute […]
Direct Line for Business interviewed K10 Apprenticeships’ Jone Da Cruz for their Tradesman Toolbox - an information hub for construction tradespeople, with a particular focus on showcasing apprenticeships. Many young people, especially those who are about to or have just left school, do not always know exactly what they want to do as a career. Some go […]
Here at K10, we like to ensure that our apprentice’s hard work and dedication to their apprenticeships does not go unnoticed. By way of appreciation, we run our annual K10 Apprenticeship Awards. We would like to congratulate all of the winners of the Apprenticeship Awards for 2016 and to thank them for their commitment, which […]
Jabari Brown Age: 23 Trade: Dryliner Apprenticeship: Level 2 Interior Systems College: MRG Background: Jabari was always interested in working within construction. He was employed as a labourer which was his first job and then worked on another site for 18 months getting experience as a Dryliner. Jabari enjoyed it so much; he applied for an Apprenticeship to get a […]
We are really proud to announce that, after only 6 months in role, Nicole Klassa has secured a permanent position with Laings within their Administration department on the LLDC Here East project in Stratford
K10 Apprenticeships Ltd is delighted to have been selected as the main construction apprenticeship partner for the Heathrow Academy. With a commitment to deliver 600 apprenticeships over the next 3 years across Heathrow Airport.
K10 Apprentice Mohammed meets the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister was particularly interested in hearing from Mohammed about his apprenticeship experiences and his ambitions to prosper in a fast-growing sector.
Abby Shorter is beaming. She has been fitting radiators all morning in a block of new flats in south London and it is going well. “I like to see a project grow and progress. It is very rewarding,” says the 24-year-old.
Hello again! As you know, this year I finally finished my apprenticeship. Time passed so fast but I have good memories and I think one of my biggest achievements was to be nominated (and then win!) the Metro Apprentice of the Year award.. I can remember being interviewed by a journalist, and then a metro […]
We have a number of fantastic upcoming training & apprenticeship opportunities across Plumbing, Electrical Installation, Carpentry, Painting & Decorating, Business Administration, Grounds Maintenance & Estate Agency – all in the Kensington & Chelsea area.
A huge congratulations to Jone Da Cruz who was honoured last week for all his hard work during his apprenticeship. Jone, who was Metro’s apprentice of the month, was honoured at the ‘topping out’ ceremony for the Skyline Tower in Hackney.
Hello there! My name is Jone Da Cruz. I’m 23 years old and have just finished my Plumbing apprenticeship, NVQ level 2. Now that I am a newly qualified Plumber, I have a year-long contract with a plumbing company, a huge pay rise, and I can tell you there is much more to learn, and more money to make!
“I had a great experience and am looking to use this qualification to bring a stable income in”. Successfully completing his plumbing apprenticeship at Kind & Co. has meant that Charlie’s wage has increased by nearly three times!
We were very pleased to meet with Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive of Big Society Capital on the Berkeley’s site at Woodberry Down earlier this week. Apprentices Ryan, Lee, Arnaud and trainee Frederick had an opportunity to feed their thoughts into how Govt could better support apprentices.
K10 would like to say a huge well done to one of our star Business Administration apprentices; Elle Brant, for helping top construction firm Wates win a tender in Thurrock. It just goes to show how impactful to a business an apprentice can be.
Humaira joined K10 just under a year ago and at that point was determined to enter the Business Administration profession but was being met with that all-too-common obstacle from potential employers; “you don’t have enough experience”.
“I decided to bring some focus to my job search and went to a K10 workshop to learn more about the scheme and the opportunities that were available to someone like me. From there I was invited to interview, to talk more about my career goals, passions and how I saw my career in construction developing. I managed to get my enthusiasm across and with the support from the team at K10 I chose to train as a Site Engineer.
Speaking at the campus, the Minister thanked staff and employers for their work in delivering apprenticeships and said it was important providers continue to “make sure everybody understands how brilliant apprenticeships can be for young people”
We’re a fast growing, social impact business helping to address the huge social problem of urban youth unemployment by creating apprenticeships in the construction sector. Set up as an independent company in 2010, we unlock apprentice opportunities.
The civil engineers behind some of the capital’s most iconic infrastructure projects have put on their dancing shoes, to show the public – young people in particular – how happy they are to be engineers and the diverse and exciting careers on offer through choosing maths and physics at school.
Their job doesn’t require wearing a hard hat and steel toe capped boots, but these young women, business administration apprentices, are as embedded in the construction sites of Tower Hamlets as the workers digging the foundations and hoisting the steel beams.
Located in the heart of the heart of the mythical Cote d’Azure, athletes come from all over the world every year to take on this remarkable race and be part of triathlon history. Congratulations Seb – a gargantuan achievement.
Musa’s can-do attitude meant that he was ready to meet any challenge: as he says himself, “Don’t ever run away from your problems”. Throughout his apprenticeship, Musa was appreciative of the support he got from his various supervisors and team colleagues, and he quickly became known as an excellent team player himself.
We welcome Shishir Malhotra who has joined the K10 team this week. He will be responsible for collating and assessing the social impact we have on the young people, local communities, clients and partners we work with.
Barry had not even considered working in construction prior to starting his apprenticeship with K10. He had been desperately seeking work but remained trapped in unemployed for 18 months. This story highlights what can be achieved when an opportunity is presented and maximised.
Impact Ventures UK (IVUK) social impact fund has made its first investment of £800,000 in K10, an independent social enterprise that employs apprentices and places them in the London construction industry.
The RBS SE100 Insight series brings in-depth learning and inspiration from leaders on the RBS SE100 Index – the market intelligence tool for social enterprises. This week, Sophie Hudson meets Andrew Purvis, new boss of K10 and former CEO of health and beauty brand Neal’s Yard.