After completing his secondary schooling at James Hargest College Lloyd successfully applied to undertake the carpentry pre apprenticeship course at the Southern Institute of Technology.
At the completion of the course Lloyd was offered an apprenticeship with Southern Group Training and has been placed with Bill Cox Builder for his practical on job training. Because Lloyd completed all his theory units while on the pre apprenticeship course he now need only to focus on the completion of his practical unit standards.
During the pre apprenticeship course students cover various health and safety requirements including first aid, safe use of hand tools and safe use of power tools all of which enables them to be safer in the workplace. They are also trained in the Level 2 unit standard requirements of their apprenticeship qualification which enables the student to be more useful in the workplace from the very commencement of their apprenticeship.
It is important for any apprentice to have a current, and preferably, full driver’s license. It is equally important that once the learners license has been achieved that the apprentice continues on to secure his/her restricted, then full, license as soon as practically possible. Having a driver’s license is an almost mandatory requirement in the building industry as builders may not always be working in close proximity to public transport.