Daniel Hearse a former Apprentice from Bridgend is enjoying a new life in the sun after moving to Sydney in Australia following a successful apprenticeship as a bricklayer.
Daniel completed an apprenticeship on a Y Prentis shared apprenticeship scheme that helps young people complete a full apprenticeship programme by working with a number of different employers. The scheme helps them gain the skills and experience they require to become qualified and gain employment.
Daniel said “Without Y Prentis I would not be here now, it was a fantastic scheme that has helped me so much in my work and life. The time I spent with companies including Jehu Project Services and Balfour Beatty, helped me learn practical skills and how different companies work.
Y Prentis has given me the opportunity to learn a skill and without it I wouldn’t be able to get my permanent residence in Australia. I would definitely recommend Y Prentis to any young people considering working in construction.”
Mandy Summers, Y Prentis Programme Manager, said “Our aim is to help young people into sustainable employment. The shared apprenticeship part of the scheme is very important; apprentices are not just placed with one employer but are moved around to different employers to get a rounded experience. Balfour Beatty andJEHU are just some of the many brilliant employers who have really bought into giving young people an opportunity to improve their lives.”