Plumbing and heating apprentice Henry Crosby from Shackleton, Wintle & Lane (SW&L) recently visited his former school, The Crypt, in Gloucester to give advice to students that might be considering taking on an apprenticeship.

Henry is soon to complete the final year of his apprenticeship, becoming a fully qualified and Gas Safe registered plumbing and heating engineer at SW&L. “I took on my apprenticeship as a career change and I’ve never looked back, for me it was the best thing I could’ve done. I offered to share my experience with students at my old school who are currently considering what they’d like to do when they leave full-time education. I think it’s really important that they learn about all the options that are open to them.”

Holly Okell, Head of Upper School, Teacher of Business and Lead Teacher for Oracy at The Crypt School, says: “The talk was well attended and the students found it very valuable. Henry was personable and tailored his talk to the student’s needs. He drew on personal experience and had researched the apprenticeship market which gave him insight into the application and selection process. Henry pointed out that students should be proactive and approach employers themselves by taking the initiative – I thought this was excellent advice.”

SW&L is an award-winning specialist in integrated plumbing, heating and electrical services for homeowners, letting agents, builders and developers.

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