On 28th August 2015 Jordan Burgess came in to Darlasrton Jet enquiring about work and training opportunities. His advisor Kerry conducted an interview, completed City Deal paperwork and identified that Jordan was interested in gaining a trade but also working with public. She informed him that we had an apprenticeship programme running from Steps to Work and gave him information and guidance regarding the programme. He was very interested so Kerry arranged for Jordan to attend an interview.

In the meantime Kerry assisted Jordan with updating his CV and gave other advice on training and job opportunities in the area.

After his initial interview with the Teaching and Learning department Jordan was sent for interview at ETC Electrical in Moxley, Darlaston. The company were looking for an apprenticeship with an interest in electrics as although the initial job required dealing with customers on the trade counter they wanted someone for the long term to learn the trade and after a year put them forward for an Electrics Qualifications in order for them to progress in the industry.

Jordan attended his interview with them and they offered him the position starting 01/10/2015. Since then he has progressed well, has started to pick up the trade and is really enjoying his role.

I Found my initial interview with Kerry was very helpful in getting my apprenticeship at ETC I really enjoy it here and get on with everyone. My role at ETC includes of picking orders signing for and putting away the deliveries serving the counter and cleaning the warehouse, and I’m currently working towards my level 2 in English and maths plus I’m doing my NVQ L2 in Storage and Warehouse course. - Jordan