Mikey Roberts started his journey with the Reaseheath construction department back in 2009 whilst he was still a student at Ruskin High School. Initially enrolling on to our Key Stage 4 construction programme, Mikey spent one day a week at Reaseheath learning the basics of bricklaying and joinery.
On completing his studies at school and his Key Stage 4 award in construction in 2011, Mikey decided to continue his bricklaying training with Reaseheath. He went on to achieve Levels 1, 2 and 3 in bricklaying with us and was also awarded ‘best overall construction student’ in his final year.
After completing his training in 2014, Mikey became self-employed and began working at Reaseheath as part of the team of bricklayers constructing some of the college’s new building developments. He combined full time work with studying for a Higher National Certificate in Construction to further develop his management skills.
It was whilst bricklaying at Reaseheath that Mikey was noticed by contractor, Pochin. Impressed by his work ethic, Pochin proceeded to offer Mikey a position as an Assistant Site Manager, a post that he still holds as he finishes his degree level study.
Mikey commented: “I owe everything to the Construction Department, I realise now that everything that they were asking me to do was to make me ready for the world of work. I am a lot better for it now as I can see why the tutors kept emphasising the things I needed to do, I would recommend the Construction department and Reaseheath to anyone, the workshops are brilliant.”