A teenager had a helping hand to launch his career in plumbing, thanks to the Realise charity.
Joe Warren, aged 18, from Blythe Bridge, completed his CSCS training to ensure he has the health and safety awareness to work on building sites. The training was paid for by the Realise charity.
Joe said: “I am an apprentice plumber at ADM, a contract heating and plumbing company with about 40 employees.
“I am on a four-year apprenticeship along with two other apprentices in the company. It’s a great start to my career and I have had lots of support along the way.
“I did well at school, I got 11 GCSEs all Bs and Cs, so I went to Newcastle College to study accounting, business studies, maths and economics.
“But I wanted to make sure I had a job at the end of it. Getting paid as you train made more sense to me, so I looked on the internet for apprenticeships and found PM Training straight away.”