Will finds an apprenticeship during Lockdown thanks to DurhamWorks

Will Jeffries started a three year civil engineering apprenticeship with Durham County Council with the support of DurhamWorks. 

Will is studying towards a  Level 3 BTEC National Diploma and ENGTECH qualifications which are aimed at construction industry staff who carry out technical work competently, safely and independently. At the end of his apprenticeship he will achieve the level 3 civil engineering technician standard.

Will received support from DurhamWorks who helped him get ready for work and supported him in applying for jobs and interview preparation. He decided to apply for an apprenticeship with Durham County Council as he had heard we are a good employer and are one of the Top 100 employers for apprenticeships.

Will is finding his role in Technical Services really interesting. His work mainly involves working on maintaining local bridges, culverts, cattle grids, retaining walls and stepping-stones. 

Although Will started his apprenticeship during the pandemic and found it hard at first, he said, 'Due to the amazing people around me it has worked out really good. Over the time I have been working here I have learned a lot and formed a greater understanding about the work we do. Due to the pandemic I am not able to go out and do inspections, however, I am still able to learn and do excellent work whilst working from home'.

We wish Will good luck in his apprenticeship!

If you are interested in finding an apprenticeship and are currently not in education, employment or training contact the DurhamWorks team who will be able to help : durhamworks@durham.gov.uk, call 03000 262 930 or Text the word WORKS to 60777  

Posted in DurhamWorks Participants, General News, Our Stories, Professionals News on Apr 19, 2021

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