This week’s Sector Spotlight is on the Construction Industry. Today we hear from Andrew Harvey, who is an Apprentice Wood Machinist with R Clouston Ltd.
Andrew began his apprenticeship straight from school and is currently in his second year.
Can you describe a typical day in your role as an Apprentice Wood Machinist?
In a typical day you can undertake a range of jobs from making windows and doors, to running skirtings and facings – and everything inbetween.
How did you end up in this role?
I always enjoyed woodwork and knew that I wanted to get a trade so applied for this job at the end of S4 at school.
What is the best thing about your job?
The wide range of jobs that I get to do.
What is the worst thing about your job?
Being inside on a nice day.
What skills do you need to undertake your role?
Able to work independently and as part of a team. Able to follow plans and problem solving.
Would you recommend this job to young people, if so why?
Yes – not only are you gaining skills and a qualification but you are gaining practical experience in a workplace environment.
The Apprenticeships family in Scotland includes Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships, you can read more about apprenticeships on our website, here, or visit apprenticeships.scot.
If you would like more information about construction apprenticeships, visit CITB on https://www.citb.co.uk/ You can also contact Jacqueline Argo, the Apprenticeships Officer by emailing: Jacqueline.Argo@citb.co.uk
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