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Student Stories

Sam Tickner

Built Environment Apprenticeship

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Manager, Dan Tickner
Well the business is growing, slowly but surely, and I am definitely going to need additional staff in the near future. I have completed an apprenticeship myself and I appreciated the value an apprentice can give a business, likewise how I can offer an apprentice opportunity as well. An in-house trained member of staff is, you know, the way to go rather than pluck someone out that you don’t really know.

Apprentice, Sam
I think I chose an apprenticeship because it’s a safe industry to go into, I'll never be out of work and I earn while I learn.

Manager, Dan Tickner
The academic training and practical training Sam is getting at college is clearly working, because you know, he’s been with us 6, 7, 8 months is it? What he’s bringing to me from college is fantastic. I can tell he’s learning because there’s things I’m not teaching him, he is bringing to me as well. So, yeah, it’s fantastic.

Apprentice, Sam
My long-term career goals would be to get my gas qualification and then either take over the company or start my own branch within Samsian to better myself and further my career.

My long-term career goals would be to either take over the company or start my own branch within Samsian.