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News: An appren­tice­ship is win, win!”, says Connor

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Student doing bricklaying
Student doing bricklaying

Continuing our National Apprenticeship Week celebrations, we caught up with apprentice bricklayer, Connor Musson, 21, who recently achieved second place in the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Guild of Bricklayers Competition.

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Con­nor is employed by Antho­ny Wright and sub­con­tract­ed to local brick­lay­ing com­pa­ny RW Brick­works. With his appren­tice­ship qual­i­fi­ca­tion he hopes to become a full-time brick­lay­er to gain more expe­ri­ence, but his ulti­mate goal is to run his own suc­cess­ful busi­ness in the build­ing industry. 

We asked Con­nor what he enjoys about the con­struc­tion trade and why he chose an appren­tice­ship. Here’s what he told us: 

You get to do some­thing new almost every day. One day you could be build­ing a house and the next you could be pat­tern­ing a dri­ve­way or even cre­at­ing a stone fea­ture wall. It hosts a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent prob­lems that you must get over and make right, which I find gives me good job satisfaction. 

My appren­tice­ship gives me the best of both worlds. I get to go to work each day and earn a wage, whilst work­ing towards a qual­i­fi­ca­tion that will help me get to where I want to be in the future. It’s win, win!”

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I’d rec­om­mend doing an appren­tice­ship, and here’s my top three rea­sons why: 

 — Con­nor

1. You get hands-on expe­ri­ence with actu­al work you would encounter lat­er on in the job field, allow­ing you to learn the skills you need. Plus, it gives you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to be cer­tain the job is suit­ed to you.” 

2. You earn an income whilst learn­ing, which is a ben­e­fit for any­one, also allow­ing you to become more self-sufficient.” 

3. Learn­ing is spilt up between hands-on expe­ri­ence and the­o­ry work at Col­lege, which is good because for me per­son­al­ly, I learn bet­ter from doing things rather than only theory.” 

Find out if an appren­tice­ship is for you, includ­ing the types of vacan­cies avail­able, how you can apply, and how much you get paid.

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  • 9th February 2021 (11:25 AM)
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