Having been offered the training opportunity through his workplace where he worked as a scaffolding labourer, Jamie was keen to get stuck in and improve his scaffolding skills.
In addition to working on his all-important scaffolding techniques, the training has also supported Jamie to become more open and communicate with people he wouldn’t usually be confident in speaking to due to his autism and ADHD. Furthermore, the training has provided Jamie with insight into all the paperwork a scaffolder must complete as part of their duties, which Jamie has thoroughly enjoyed – in fact it’s been his favourite part of the training so far!
Jamie is raring to complete his apprenticeship so that he can put his newly gained skills into practice on site and develop them even further. In his future career, he would love to have the opportunity to work abroad in America or Australia.
When asked about his time so far with SIMIAN, Jamie said:
“I would recommend an apprenticeship with SIMIAN to anyone. They explain things well and help you learn how to do your job in the safest way to protect yourself and others around you.
If you’re considering a career in scaffolding, I would say get stuck into it, it’s a good trade to learn and you can have a good laugh at the same time.”