Jamie contacted DMT Business Services after seeing an advert for an Apprenticeship in Bricklaying with Cornwall Community Action Network (CCAN). He had found his time at school quite uninspiring and difficult to remain engaged. He had previously done multi-options at a local college, as he was uncertain what he wanted to do long term, other than something practical.
Successful at interview, Jamie began working with CCAN on a number of community projects, such as refurbishments at Camborne Marketplace, Camborne Deaf Centre and Camborne Redruth Amateur Boxing Club. CCAN are targeted with helping young people who want to work and improve their skills but who are not in education, employment or training, or who are otherwise at a disadvantage in the labour market.
Jamie struggled initially with believing in his abilities, and lacked confidence in his own work; with support and motivation from his trainers and assessors, he was able to overcome these issues. He was soon confident enough to undertake a few weeks work trial with a large international employer. Although useful to Jamie, upon completion of his work trial he decided that he would be happier working with a small local employer.
Using DMT and CCAN’s existing Employer Network, Jamie was given the opportunity to meet with Dave Angell, a local builder who had already employed one apprentice through DMT and CCAN. After doing very well at interview Jamie was offered a two week work trial. As a result of an excellent trial, Jamie began employment with Dave Angell soon after.
Jamie feels that his Apprenticeship gave him confidence, and he is happy to have completed qualifications that will help him to move forward in his career.