Tom Blount, aged 27, has just started a Level 2 bricklaying apprenticeship with Central and Country Construction Ltd, in Cannock. 

Tom said: “I’ve started the apprenticeship as I think it will lead to many opportunities within the construction industry and progression to a higher level  

“I have only just started the programme so am still learning the trade but am looking forward to the next few years training at college and on-site and, when I complete my apprenticeship, hope to continue working in the industry.”