Yannick Botanaka joined South and City College Birmingham on a Painting and Decorating Level 3 course. Yannick had no previous experience in the industry so he decided to take part in a work placement around his study. He finalised a two week placement at Wates Construction in January and was assigned to work at the construction management agents £18 million refit of a fourteenth floor building which was expected to be finished to a high specification for offices.
1: Get experience
If you are aged 16-24, live in the West Midlands and you are finding it
difficult to get the office job that you’d love because you don’t have much
experience, then this traineeship will give you loads of hands-on work
experience. You will spend three months working in a professional office
environment, building your confidence, and getting some great skills