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Apprenticeships in architecture & design
Alfie, Architectural Assistant Apprentice
I found out about Thakeham at my previous job, working behind the bar. Through a contact, I was offered a work experience placement while I studied at college. On my last day, I learned they were looking for apprentices.
Since joining Thakeham, they’ve helped me build my portfolio, which has allowed me to further my education at university. It’s also great to be in a working environment and gain hands-on experience, which has greatly helped in my career development path.
I aspire to have my own architectural firm in the future, where I’d like to relocate to Africa and help design homes for those in need.
Apprenticeships in commercial & finance
Josh, Commercial Apprentice
I first found out about Thakeham when I did work experience there whilst I was in school. After work experience, I exchanged contact details and stayed in contact for a couple of months until an opportunity came up, which, fortunately, was in the commercial department.
What I do day-to-day is procurement, which is contract negotiations, sorting payments, and surveying the houses in the build stage. It can be challenging, you’re working with traders who have been in the industry for years and years, negotiating prices and going into details.
I’ve learned so much over the past two years. The knowledge and experience I’ve been able to gain have been invaluable.