After leaving school with excellent grades Kyle went on to study Electrical Installation. While he enjoyed his course and gained a Level 2 qualification, he felt he would be better suited to the more professional side of the sector and became interested in Site Management as a career.
Kyle said: ‘’I really wanted to do an apprenticeship so I could become qualified and gain relevant work experience at the same time. I’d been a full-time student previously and felt an apprenticeship would help me much more than purely studying.”
In July 2021 Kyle joined EN:Able Futures CIC to do a Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship. He is working for host company BAM Construct UK on CEG’s Globe Point development in Leeds and studying part time with Leeds College of Building.
Kyle said: “My apprenticeship with EN:Able Futures means I can progress academically and professionally, and it is helping me improve personally too. I am gaining in-depth knowledge of the construction industry and getting experience in site management that will help me to be successful in my career choice.’’
BAM Construct UK said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have Kyle as part of the BAM team at Globe Point. We always strive to employ our apprentices locally and when you get people like Kyle who are eager to learn and put in 100% everyday, it’s a winning formula. We’re sure Kyle is destined for great things as he develops with us throughout his apprenticeship, and we look forward to seeing the day he’s running his own site.”
Kyle’s apprenticeship was made possible by Howdens, the UK’s number one trade kitchen supplier, through an Apprenticeship Levy share to EN:Able Futures.
Julie Deeley, Director of Operations, EN:Able Futures, said: “We’re delighted that the relationship between EN:Able Futures and Howdens is supporting young people to access apprenticeships with our sector partners like CEG and BAM. Creating jobs and skills opportunities for young people is a priority for the sector and by working in partnership with like-minded organisations we can generate a greater social impact than working alone.”
Since 2013 EN:Able Futures has employed 410 apprentices, worked with 119 different host companies and partnered with 43 colleges and training providers.