meet our learners!

BUILD learners come from a wide variety of backgrounds. We pride ourselves on treating every learner we interact with as an individual; taking into account every learner's story and nurturing their potential. Take a look at some of the young people we've been involved with:

"Being involved with BUILD is the best thing I've ever done"

Louie, 17, had poor experiences of being in education previously and, by his own admission, didn't find school much fun. With ambitions of eventually starting his own business, Louie joined BUILD in October 2017 on our Painting & Decorating programme. Since being involved with us, Louie has embraced the practical elements of learning and has also worked off-site as part of his timetable - being part of a team that re-decorated a house in one week!

"I'm enjoying it at BUILD, I'm learning new stuff every day"

Steve, 17, came to BUILD in November 2017 without much of an idea of what he wanted from working life. Steve joined our Painting & Decorating programme as he felt he was more of 'a do-er rather than a thinker'. While he's been with us, Steve has completed his Health & Safety training and picked up a wide range of skills. Steve hopes to one day become a painter & decorator.

"BUILD is cool, I've picked up a lot of new skills"

Charlie, 18, enrolled at BUILD to gain further skills after previously completing a plumbing course. Joining us in October 2017, Charlie was still unsure what he specifically wanted from working life, and was exploring as many options as possible. As part of our Painting & Decorating course, Charlie has since gained more practical knowledge in line with his goals of becoming a handyman. Charlie has shown his commitment to learning, having scooped our 'Student of the Week' award multiple times!