Speller Metcalfe visited carpenter apprentice, Jake Moore, on site to find out how the WCAA has benefitted him and his employer, SB Carpentry

Which company do you work for and what do they do?

I work for a Worcestershire-based carpentry company, SB Carpentry.

Why did you want to enrol in an apprenticeship?

I have always wanted to be a carpenter but it is really difficult to find a job in construction without any on-site experience. By enrolling in the WCAA I am combining college and practical learning on site which will help me stand out when it comes to applying for full time jobs.

How has the WCAA helped you?

The WCAA has given me a £500 voucher to put towards my toolkit. Having my own set of tools has helped improve the quality of my work. If it wasn’t for this voucher, I would have had to pay for the toolkit out of my own pocket, which is a lot of money for a student.

Where do you want your career to progress?

Ideally, I would like to carry on working with Stuart at SB Carpentry. We work really well together and a lot of Stuart’s work is installing joists and constructing roofs which is what I enjoy most.

Read the employer's perspective: SB Carpentry profile