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Apprentice Ashley Terron didn’t stop at being the UK’s number one bricklayer, he went on to be named the best young bricklayer in the world.

Ashley talks us through his top tips for a successful apprenticeship.

Do your research
When I was at school all the kids wanted to be the best at something - the best footballer, the best dancer. For me, building was the family trade, so it felt right to go into bricklaying. I was lucky I knew what I wanted but it is important to research all the career opportunities available. That is why The Skills Show is such an important event. It provides hands-on experiences enabling young people to learn about different careers and find out how they can get the right skills to secure a job.

Applying for an apprenticeship
I worked for my father’s bricklaying company while studying for a City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ at Warrington Collegiate. Completing an apprenticeship meant that I could earn while I was learning and also gain recognized qualifications... Read More At:

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