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Apprentice on the month January 2023 Rhys Butcher

Congratulations to Level 2 in Bricklaying apprentice Rhys - he's our apprentice of the month!

Rhys was nominated by his employer Luke Chilcott of Roe Brickwork who said: “Since joining us Rhys has showed confidence and commitment to his future as a Bricklayer. He is punctual, always present and takes pride in what he is doing. He has recently moved to a new site and is carrying out good quality work on a daily basis. We have no concern over him flying through his end point assessment.”

Michael Cummins, MidKent College apprentice trainer, said: “I have been working with Rhys for well over a year now and without doubt he has made the most progress of any of my apprentices, in both his practical and theory work. His work ethic is first class, he lives some distance from the College. Despite this, he is always the first learner to arrive.

It’s a real pleasure to watch my learners mature in their time at the College and Rhys is doing this in a manner fitting to that of someone much older. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and sets an example to many of his peers. I see a bright future ahead for Rhys and wish him all the best.”

Rhys said: “I am honoured and proud of myself to be announced as apprentice of the month. I’d like to thank MidKent College and Roe Brickwork for bringing me to where I am today to earn it. I thoroughly enjoy what I do and am very appreciative of Roe for giving me this opportunity to learn, earn, and reap the rewards and lessons of an apprenticeship. Each day I am taught something new, or practice something I’ve done previously to better myself and my skills. I’m always excited to try a new challenge or do a good job at what I’m doing. Working for Roe is exciting and beneficial to my career. I feel part of the team, I’m never worried to ask a question or try a new thing. For me the best part is just being free to learn my trade, knowing I’m in the best place to do it, with the best people around me. 

MidKent College has offered a detailed course for my job. I get to practice and hone my skills in the workshop, building different things I wouldn’t usually see on a site. Then with the theory lessons I am offered insight into the workings of my trade and all the things I need to know to be a competent and confident bricklayer.”

Congratulations Rhys!

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