A blog by Alex
Alex started with us as an Apprentice and now he's an Assistant Plumber.
Check out how he's been levelling up his skills in order to best support our customers.
When I left school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do and ended up doing a business diploma at my first year of college. However, I didn’t really enjoy the course and had always been interested in taking up a trade. I couldn’t believe my luck when an apprenticeship came up in plumbing with Wolverhampton Homes and I was very fortunate to get it.
Throughout my three years with Wolverhampton Homes, I’ve been looked after by all the amazing staff, who have helped me massively to become a better, more qualified plumber. The organisation has supported me to complete my City and Guilds level two in plumbing, as well as gain qualifications in functional skills such as maths and ICT. I really enjoyed my apprenticeship as I appreciated the guidance from colleagues. I started my apprenticeship at 19 years old and by the time I was 21, I was fully qualified and secured a temporary role as an Assistant Plumber. I’m very grateful for the promotions and experiences I’ve gained over the years.
I believe my future is bright as in September 2020, I went for a permanent post and got it! I now feel settled in my job and try my best to support my community every day. It’s been great learning new skills, as I feel equipped to support residents when they need help. I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone as it’s a good way to learn, earn and enjoy work in general.