I saw the ad for young apprentices in Celebrate MK and thought I’d get in touch.  I’ve only been here four weeks, but so far I’ve found it really inspiring as I’ve had the opportunity to work on projects at Chelsea Flower Show and last weekend, helped build the Media Platforms for Trump’s State Visit at Buckingham Palace.

It’s great to be working for a firm that is accredited locally and nationally and run by someone who knows a lot about the business he runs.  The apprentice scheme will allow me to learn the ins and outs of scaffolding and get my part 1 and part 1 qualifications and COTS whilst I work.  I’ve been enrolled in the college and later in the year I will attend a residential in order to progress.

The highlight so far has been working at Buckingham Palace. Not many people can say they’ve been inside or in the grounds.  The first day was a bit hard getting used to the manual labour as the tubes are really heavy and the 6.30am start is the earliest I’ve ever had to get up, but I actually don’t feel tired and actually find I get more out of the day and when I get home I sleep better in the evening.

Everyone at MK Scaffolding is a great laugh and with Matt you can tell he’s got a lot of experience of training scaffolders; you can see how he wants things done and how he runs his business and you can transfer that into how you run your day to day jobs.  There’s an ethos here that you pick up instantly.  The other lads have also explained everything to me in great detail and they know I’m happy to crack on.