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Cameron is building a bright future with an apprenticeship

Published on: Monday 31st July 2017
Categorised under: Work, Learn , Apprentices, Holker Group, Manufacturing, Stay, Ulverston

Cameron Boyd, 17, a process manufacturing apprentice at Burlington Stone, lives in Ulverston

Cameron is confident that an apprenticeship at Burlington Stone - owned by The Holker Group - will put him on the right path to a bright career.

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Cameron decided on an apprenticeship after gaining his GCSEs at Ulverston Victoria High School.

“At first, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do but we had a lot of careers opportunities at UVHS,” he said.

“My teachers were always interested in where I’d applied and one, Mr Green, helped me with a lot of my applications.

“Gen2’s apprenticeship scheme caught my eye at a school careers fair and I was accepted after taking aptitude tests.

“I then had an interview for an apprenticeship at Burlington Stone, got the role and was very happy.

“I’m currently in the first year of a three-year apprenticeship and my tutor visits me twice a week to set tasks focusing on things such as health and safety and relationships at work.

“I didn’t think university was for me as I wanted to get out and earn my own money rather than sitting in a classroom.

“I’m really glad I got into process manufacturing and came to Burlington Stone as I really enjoy it.”

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