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Case Study – Kyle Murray-Aaron

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Kyle Murray-Aaron is an Ealing resident who had studied Electrical Installation at Ealing Hammersmith and West London College. Unable to find a construction work placement Kyle worked for M&S, stacking shelves.

“I first met Kyle whilst doing some consultancy work for a client and was impressed with the way he conducted himself and his obvious passion for a career in electrical installation.


I also thought it was a shame that he had spent 3 years at college and was unable to go any further when he completed his studies in 2011. He was unable to progress to site work in order to complete the NVQ element of his qualification without an employer.” – Joe Brennan

JBT recruited Kyle through a work fair and placed him on work experience with Willmott Dixon Interiors on a site in Ealing.

Having demonstrated his commitment and desire to learn, he was then employed by JBT and placed on Dovehouse Court, a Family Mosaic / Willmott Dixon development.

Whilst Kyle was on Dovehouse Court he was under the direct supervision of the electrical contractor, TP & N. Kyle remarked “everyone was so welcoming, and I have learnt a lot” While he was waiting for the main phase of the contract to begin he pitched in, gaining general on-site experience while mixing with builders from other trades. Having never taken a day off, he impressed site managers, Mark McClave and Richard Kinsella with his work ethic and attitude to life.

Kyle has started his NVQ and works hard for it, saying, “I’d like to be employed as an electrician, and in the future maybe start my own business.”

Once the training weeks for an electrician were completed on Dovehouse Court, we moved Kyle onto The South Acton Estate site, which is being developed by Countryside Properties.

At the South Acton Estate site, Kyle is under the direct supervision of electrical sub-contractors Colne Valley and supervisor Paul McDermott, His last on-site review confirmed that he is doing well and that Colne Valley are happy with his progress, as well as his all-important good attitude to work.

Kyle said, “I love working on this site, I am doing so much and learning so much. At first I was a bit nervous about moving site, but now I am really happy I did”

“This is the beauty of our programme; apprentices do not fall “off the edge” once the weeks for their particular trade finishes on site, we can move them on. This can happen on shorter programmes, but we endeavour to get them the placement weeks they require for their apprenticeship training. If, however, they get a job before that point, we cheer for them, but we also ensure they can continue their studies with their new employers and we continue to support them.

We could not do this successfully without the collaboration of the developers and housing associations who use the JBT Construction Programme on their developments.” – Joe Brennan

Post Script

Kyle qualified and went into work.