As told to Steve Jackson, motor mechanics tutor, Sandwell

When Jake started on an education course at Nacro Sandwell, he didn’t know what career path he wanted to follow. After talking through his options, Jake decided to try motor vehicle maintenance and servicing. He completed level 1 in motor vehicle maintenance and servicing but then decided he was not interested in motor vehicle placements so he was moved on to a different programme where he completed level 1 in customer services.

Just before he completed this, a placement officer at Nacro Sandwell set up an interview for him to attend at Future Skills for a place on a construction apprenticeship. He was successful and secured a conditional place on the apprenticeship scheme on the understanding that he should go through a basic skills assessment which he passed with flying colours. Jake is now doing the apprenticeship in construction with Future Skills, is very happy, and enjoying the training.