James follows in brother’s footsteps as apprentice

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A teenager from South Yorkshire is following in his elder brother’s footsteps by taking an apprenticeship on a new training programme for a repairs and maintenance company.

James Middleton, aged 19, from Bramley, Rotherham, started a two-year apprenticeship earlier this month with Willmot Dixon Partnerships at its 4Life Academy in Aston, Birmingham, as part of a Skills 4 Life programme.

He is eager to follow in his sibling Daniel’s footsteps further, by getting a job at the company’s Rotherham branch when he has completed his apprenticeship.

Daniel is currently working as a plasterer at Willmott Dixon Partnership’s Rotherham branch and working on a contract with Rotherham Council.

James said: “I completed a short-term work experience placement with Willmott Dixon last summer, shadowing my brother, and it seemed like a fantastic working environment.”

James has just completed a two-year plastering course at Rotherham College of Art and Technology, in Dinnington, and is working towards NVQ level two qualifications.

James is one of 16 apprentices who have started training with Willmott Dixon.