Charlies Story: Employment and Volunteering 


 I have always had an interest in construction and my mate was going to an open day at Preston Vocational center. So I went for a look around the center and had a taster of different trades.  I really enjoyed the session and I then knew I wanted to pursue a career in construction, in particular bricklaying and plastering.  Whilst at PVC, I undertook bricklaying work experience at J. Townley which gave me the chance to have an experience of real life work.  PVC has taught me valuable life and work skills like good time-keeping and communication. The construction skills that I have learned have helped me to get a job of my choice in bricklaying.   I have accomplished my BTEC level 1 Diploma in construction. The Diploma includes bricklaying, plastering, painting and decorating, joinery, plumbing, carpentry, health and safety, manual handing and building maintenance. It’s good to feel more independent and to be earning my own money.

The characters stories are based on real life events of individuals in Preston and the services that have helped them. 

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