We recently caught up with our apprentices Levi Cowden and Alex McKee who told us more about why they decided to become a Henry Brothers apprentice.
Alex McKee, Joinery Apprentice
“My name is Alex McKee and I joined Henry Brothers as an apprentice in 2022.
“When considering my career options, I became interested in joinery as joiners are skilled professionals that are always highly sought after for construction projects.
“I quickly realised that an apprenticeship was the best way for me to gain the skills and expertise necessary to become qualified in this area, so made the decision to apply for the Henry Brothers apprenticeship programme.
“Although I have only been an apprentice for a few months, so far, I have really enjoyed getting to know all my colleagues and getting stuck in to work. I have learnt so much already and my communication and team working skills have really benefitted.
“It’s great to be able to learn and develop valuable skills in a non-academic environment and I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone considering making an application.”
“My name is Levi Cowden and I started my apprenticeship with Henry Brothers in September 2017. Since then, I have gained NVQ level 2 and 3 in carpentry and joinery.
“I knew I wanted to do an apprenticeship as I have always preferred doing more practical, hands-on work. Becoming an apprentice offered me the opportunity to earn money and develop important career skills at the same time.
“I really enjoy the work I do at Henry Brothers and it’s great to be part of a team that provides education and support to people interested in a career in construction.
“If I was to offer any advice to new apprentices, it would be to remember to ask plenty of questions, especially when you’re starting out – nobody expects you to know all the answers!”