Plumbing Level 2 Apprenticeship - Ethan
Former School: de Stafford School
Ethan first visited East Surrey College as part of a Taster day with his former school, de Stafford. He then spent a summer helping out with landscaping work, and spent one week gaining plumbing experience. This sparked a desire to pursue a plumbing career, and he enrolled on the Plumbing Level 2 course, choosing to undertake an Apprenticeship with local business Midas G20.
“I find plumbing really interesting – it’s not as easy as people think, and you have to put a lot of thought into it!”
Ethan decided that an academic course wasn't the right route for him - "I can't sit still - I need to be working!" - and finds that an Apprenticeship offers more, commenting that “it’s more beneficial – I’m learning more techniques and specific terms than we do in a classroom.”
In February 2019, Ethan's tutor, Sarah, entered him into the HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year competition. He took part in the South East Regional heats, competing against seven other Plumbing Apprentices in a range of challenges including piping up a boiler, shower and radiator.
Ethan shared: “It was very hard! They’re trying to test you, but it was great to take part.”