Plumbing apprentice Tom Wilkes
Sixteen-year-old Tom Wilkes was studying for his Plumbing NVQ Level 2 at college when his tutors put him forward for an apprenticeship.
He said: “I probably wouldn’t have secured an apprenticeship without the help of the college.
“Apprenticeships are good because they give you experience and a wage. You learn more on the job and solve any problems yourself as you go along – instead of simply being shown what to do.”