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#ScotAppWeek18 – Ruaridh MacLeod – My Apprentice Story

I have always wanted to become a joiner and knew that I wanted to leave school after 4th year.  I wasn’t interested in attending university preferring to get a hands-on role at the earliest opportunity.

I wrote lots of letters to local joinery companies asking if they had any opportunities. I noticed Waverley’s advertisement for a joinery apprentice on their website and applied and I am now in my third year of my apprenticeship.  I really enjoy the work and am continually learning on the job.  I have attended college for two days per week throughout the first couple of years of my apprenticeship and have opted to do a further year at college in my third year on day release to do my advanced Craft Carpentry and Joinery units.  Luckily, Waverley have been very supportive throughout my apprenticeship and even allowed me to work for another company to gain experience in areas not generally covered by their own joiners.

If anyone is thinking of becoming a Joiner I really recommend the apprenticeship programme as a great way to gain skills and knowledge and at the same time earn money.

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