Joe Powers

Level 2 - Bricklaying Apprenticeship



Joe is in his second year of a Level 2 Brickwork Apprenticeship with Swindon College.


Before coming to Swindon College, he completed a Level 1 Brickwork course, and worked as a site labourer, before deciding to start an apprenticeship in Brickwork with his employer, MEC Brickwork.


Joe said,

I chose an apprenticeship because I prefer to be at work earning money whilst learning alongside it, and this is the best thing about doing an apprenticeship.  I now have experience in working on cavity walls, blockwork and brickwork, which are a daily part of the apprenticeship.


In the future, Joe wants to complete his apprenticeship and continue working for MEC Brickwork, possibly going on to do a Level 3 Brickwork qualification.