Jordan is a groundworks apprentice for our sub-contractor Carey’s London Ltd. He is a Lewisham resident who joined the project in October. We spoke to him about his apprenticeship and what it’s like to be working on a project that is regenerating the area where he lives.
What apprenticeship are you completing and what was your route into it?
Groundworks. I went to construction college and did a level 3 construction course.
What does a typical day look like?
Mostly pipelaying. I work in a team and learn on the job as I have worked with someone on site laying pipes and someone on the machines. I did a Plant Marshall course so now can use the machines too.
What are your favourite parts of the role?
I want to be a plumber in the future so I like that I am learning similar skills that will be useful.
Would you recommend a construction apprenticeship to others? Why?
Yeah 100%. I learn as I go and get to meet new people. It’s increased my communication skills and I used to be quite shy but now have the confidence to ask questions.
What is it like working on a project in your local community?
It’s really helpful being around the corner and is good for the area to be regenerated as it’s helping the community.