Sam’s Higher Apprenticeship Journey

On leaving 6th form I went straight into the working world, to gain new experiences and to start my career.
I moved into the construction industry while I was expecting my first child and started to help my husband and father-in-law out in their office. Four children and eight years later I am still there and love my varied role.

I had wanted to gain some qualifications within in the construction industry for sometime but just couldn’t see how I would have the time with my role at work and managing my busy family life at home. When Geason Training introduced themselves to me, I explained my role and what I wanted to achieve and how I felt time would be a struggle. They suggested the Higher Apprenticeship in Construction as a means of ticking my work and progression boxes and allowing me flexibility to manage my home life.   I felt that this progress route would fit perfectly with my current work life balance.

I am so glad I enrolled on the Higher Apprenticeship as with every module and assignment I am gaining valuable knowledge that I can apply nearly everyday at work. There are no unrealistic deadlines and there is never a moment that passes where I don’t feel like I have the support that I need. My trainer at Geason Training, Ian Blackhall dedicates as much if not more time to my course than I do, offering me valuable knowledge and experience every step of the way!

Once qualified, I hope to go on the become RICS registered QS which would be a real asset to my husband’s company. I feel I would be giving back to the company with my gained knowledge and qualifications. I cannot recommend this course or style of learning enough to anyone who feels the classroom is not for them, or a full time course would upset their work, family life balance.

My advice is to go for it!

If you would like further information on apprenticeships, building an Apprenticeship Programme or understanding the Apprenticeship Levy for your company, please get in touch on 0330 088 9596 opportunities@geason.co.uk.

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