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Name: Coby Slocombe

Company: CJL (Apprentice) Site: Alphington

Date of Case Study: Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Where are you currently studying, or have you just completed?

I undertook the 8-week Routeway to Construction course with Train 4 All at the Alphington Skills Academy and have now started an apprenticeship with CJL, a sub-contractor on the development.

Why did you want to do this work experience placement?

I have always had an interest in the construction trade.

Give a brief outline of where you spent your time on your experience:

I spent my work experience onsite, working in the development and also at the training academy, undertaking a mix of practice and theory work.

Give a brief outline of what your duties were:

My duties were to load out as well as to lay brick and block.

What aspect of the work experience did you find the most interesting?

I enjoyed all of it. I enjoyed learning about the trade and seeing how things are done on a live site.

What do you think you gained from the experience?

Through the work experience I gained knowledge on the basics of bricklaying. I’m looking forward to improving on these skills!

What are your career aspirations?

Now I have completed the course and gained an apprenticeship, I aim to become a fully qualified bricklayer.