With an aim to run his own construction business, Dan’s Apprenticeship has given him an opportunity to earn money while gaining hands-on experience working at Barratt Homes as a Quantity Surveyor. Since completing his Level 3 Apprenticeship, Dan has proceeded onto a Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4 taking him one step closer to his dream job.
Dan decided to study at Eastleigh College because of the good progression routes into industry. Dan explains, “The course has a wide overview so I could really find out what elements I enjoyed the most. I’ve already got experience in lots of different areas which looks great to employers, but also means I can progress into different careers within the industry like site management, architecture and quantity surveying.”
Doing an Apprenticeship has helped Dan develop further in his job at Barratt Homes and has also given him the opportunity to study a degree. Despite having the opportunity to go to university, Dan is still undecided on what his next steps will be and has realised that he can earn a lot of money even if he doesn’t go to university. Dan highlights, “My manager doesn’t have a degree but gained knowledge and experience on-the-job and is now doing really well.”