Ryan initially joined Latch as a trainee and has now secured employment with us. He is a 27 year old who was long term unemployed. He wanted to use the traineeship to turn his life around, starting by getting a trade. One of his hobbies is weightlifting (he holds a Yorkshire record for dead lifting over a quarter of a ton) and his impressive strength has been a huge help on site. He was able to carrying in 75 acoustic boards at 6 stone each!
Ryan impressed us during the recruitment day – both with the strength he showed in the ground works for laying a new waste pipe and his level – headed approach in undertaking intricate joinery works. He has gone from strength to strength, learning a wide range of skills including ground works, building metal stud walls, insulating, plaster boarding, plastering, building doorcases and hanging doors, plying floors, tiling & assisting with fitting a kitchen.
Ryan has been quick to learn new skills and uses them well. He’s also a great team player.
Ryan explains “you would have to pay a lot of money to go to college and learn these kind of skills and here I am getting paid to learn them.”