Talented apprentices are being paid to learn new skills while being trained on the job – and there’s no better time to showcase their success than during National Apprenticeship Week.

Lee Vickery, Training Area Operative based at Lulworth camp in the South West region, is studying a Level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery with Landmarc and shared his experience with us. 

“I’m halfway through my first year of training now and I’m thoroughly enjoying learning new skills and meeting people; I take pride in learning new techniques and terminology.



“I think I have a good work study balance. I have a day release from college, where I do theory in the morning and practical in the afternoon. The learning is going well, I tend to study a couple of hours in the evening too.

“I am learning all the names for the various wood procedures and joints as well as the new tools that I’ve never seen, such as all the different wood planes and saws. I’m very much looking forward to being qualified as a carpenter.”



“I feel like I’ve been supported 100% by my course mentor and my team at Landmarc. The lady from Mitie has also been a big help, chasing up college and my line manager, allowing me to go off to exams and attending meetings at college.

“Anyone else considering an apprenticeship, I’d say just go for it, you have nothing to lose but everything to gain and you’re never too old to learn.”