Phoebe really enjoyed school, and did really well in her GCSEs. She decided she wanted to pursue Carpentry at college, since a lot of her family are successful in the woodwork trade, including her brother who is a boat builder.
Phoebe has now completed the first year of her Level 2 qualification, and has just secured an Apprenticeship with property development firm, Barratt Homes.
She says Eastleigh College has prepared her well for the transition into the workplace, “The workshops at the College give you a taste of what it’s like on-site, working alongside the guys with all the banter.”
Phoebe’s favourite part of favourite part of the course is practically working with the wood, learning how to use the tools and creating new structures. Her biggest achievement so far is creating a stud wall. Commenting on the project, she said, “It was quite daunting, thinking I had to build a wall! But once I had the door frame in and hung the door, I was really proud how it turned out. I really like going home and saying ‘I’ve done something different today’.”