After leaving school, George started working at McDonalds part-time while studying a Level 1 qualification in Brickwork at Eastleigh College. George's dad was a plumber, so George naturally had a keen interest in building.
While at school, George came to Eastleigh College on a Links Programme in Construction, where he learned the basics of all the different trades. Of the trades he studied, George felt that brickwork was best suited to him; he liked the way he could see a physical structure taking form.
After completing his Level 1 qualification, George decided to continue to the Level 2 and sought a local company to take him on as an apprentice. He worked hard to put himself out there, and eventually gained an apprenticeship through a friend on his course. He now works at Mike Jacobs Builders in Eastleigh, and believes it was the best decision he made.