Nathan came to Rotherham College straight from Aston Comprehensive School. He always knew that he wanted to do something in construction but never knew exactly what trade he wanted to go into.

He started on the Bricklaying Level 1 course and progressed all the way through to level 3. The more he studied bricklaying, the more his passion grew. He was taught by Joe Wilde and feels that he received a huge amount of support from him.

Nathan said: “If you want to do something that will give you a job, come to College. I’ve had loads of support from College and I’ve learnt more at College in three years than I ever did at school”.

Whilst at College Nathan spent his spare time working at Macro stacking shelves but he knew this wasn’t where he was destined to work.

Nathan left the College in 2013 when he had completed his level 3 course. He spent a short amount of time looking for a job and found one working for Noble Homes. Nathan said: “I got the skills to do bricklaying at College but now I’m fine tuning them in the work place.”

Now he has teamed up with another bricklayer and they are working self-employed on houses.

Nathan said: “I would definitely recommend others to do bricklaying at Dinnington. The tutors are the main reason to come here. They are really supportive.”

Nathan wants to come back to College to do an NVQ where he can be assessed on site while he is working.

“I got the skills and experience from College which has set me on the path for self-employment.”

Nathan Ward
Construction - Bricklaying

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