Construction Learner Case Study – Oliver Wilkinson

Prior to starting his Apprenticeship Oliver had achieved 11 GCSE’s, 3 A levels and a level 1 snowboard instruction qualification.

As well as having work experience as a sales assistant for two years in a high street store, a waiter in a coffee shop, snowboard instructor and as a bartender.

“I first got into plumbing because my father is a heating engineer and owns a plumbing company. At first it was just a stop gap, but I really took to it and enjoyed it thoroughly, so I decided to pursue it long term.”

On a day to day basis, Oliver’s job role is typical of any plumber, which consists of installing heating systems, I.e. radiators, combination boilers and solar/photovoltaic panels.

“I’ve definitely enjoyed my Apprenticeship so far, from building my tool collection up, to installing and maintaining increasingly complex plumbing and heating systems. Working in a different place every week keeps me interested!”

“I still have my Advanced Apprenticeship to complete before I’m fully qualified as a plumbing and heating installer, but afterwards I intend to get more involved with the engineering side, fault finding on boilers and renewable energy solutions.”