Case Study: Garth, Bridgwater and Taunton College

Garth, Bridgwater and Taunton College

Having had a variety of jobs as a plasterer, driver, handyman and factory worker, and nearing the end of his twenties, Garth Young decided to train for a job which would lead to a successful career and opportunities within the nuclear new build.

Garth enrolled on the Adult Apprenticeship, NVQ 2 and Diploma in Steel Fixing with Bridgwater & Taunton College and began his training at the College’s Steel Fixing Arena at the Construction Skills and Innovation Centre (CSIC) in Cannington.

“The Arena was very very similar to what you get on site,” says Garth. “The tasks set were like real-life tasks, the same as you would be set at work.”

On successful completion of his Apprenticeship, Garth secured work with Laing O’Rourke – an international engineering company, and has worked with them on projects in Wales, Slough, London, and now at Hinkley Point.