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5 February

Jacob found apprenticeships are open to all ages

Jacob's apprenticeship has given him the hands on experience he wanted in building maintenance.
Jacob our Building Maintenance Operative Apprentice

We sat down with Jacob O'Callaghan, Apprentice Building Maintenance Operative here at LiveWest to find out a bit more about why he applied. 

Jacob said: ''I was already working in the Administration team at LiveWest office but after speaking to a few managers, we discussed the possibility of me changing roles to do something that I had expressed an interest in - going out and working on the tools. With my apprenticeship I was able to transfer across to my new role and start to learn my craft.

''I really like the culture at LiveWest. The environment around the offices is always positive. I found this quite unique compared to other places. They are always there to support you whenever its needed. From the CEO to anyone that is about. If you have a question anybody is willing to help which I thought was good when I started, and it helped me settle in.

''There is a lot of support from management which I have found helpful. They speak to you as a person and not just an employee. They really care about your wellbeing and it’s a friendly place to work.

''I have found being an apprentice great as I can learn while earning. I wouldn’t be able to learn this trade as an adult without the help of an apprenticeship. It can help people of all ages – whether you are an adult or school leaver. An apprenticeship gets you straight into the work, which is a helpful thing. ''     

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