Apprentice catch up: Meet Jack!

Jack is 20 years old and joined RE:GEN Solutions as an apprentice back in June, working towards his Level 2 in Removal and Disposal of Hazardous Waste.

What work experience did you have before joining the team?

All I’d really done since leaving school was some labouring work on construction sites. I’d read up about apprenticeships and really liked the idea of earning and learning on the job. I was scrolling on Indeed one day searching for opportunities and saw the training advert from RE:geon Training which, after a 3-week training course, led me to joining RE:GEN Solutions.

Are you enjoying your new role?

Loving it! With my current level of asbestos removal training, the work I do is to remove non-licensed asbestos from areas like ceilings, floor tiles, lofts, soffits. Everything I’ve done so far has been in domestic properties where I’ve travelled from Durham to Newcastle and to York – it’s been a great learning experience so far.

What’s surprised you most about the role?

I’d undergone some general asbestos awareness training in previous labouring roles but not to the extent that I’m learning now. I think one of the things that I’d underestimated before joining the team was the importance of health and safety and the site set up procedure when it comes to asbestos removal. Sometimes we may only be removing asbestos from a small area of a home, but the set up of the site is very thorough and detailed which I don’t think I initially expected. There are so many steps to it and things to consider which I am finding interesting.

What are your hopes for the future?

Once my apprenticeship ends, I’d love to stay on with the team at RE:GEN Solutions. I don’t have a bad word to say about anybody and I’m really enjoying my time here.

They’re also putting me through my NVQ Level 2 in Cold Loft Insultation, leading to becoming a multi-skilled operative which obviously gives me options of different areas to work in which is great.


We look forward to keeping an eye on Jack’s progress. Keep up the good work!

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