Santos Bangura

L2 Maintenance Operations Apprentice


Santos (18) joined YORfuture Shared Apprenticeship Scheme as a Maintenance Operative Apprentice in October 2013 after looking for an apprenticeship or job, after already achieving his BTEC L1 in Construction and L1 in Painting & Decorating. Santos read the advert for a Multi Skilled discipline and thought that would suit him because of what he had done so far.


During his interview Santos showed a true interest  in the construction industry and came across as a genuine, reliable character, when offered the opportunity to work with BAM Construction on their Huddersfield Leisure Centre project he was overwhelmed.


Santos has progressed well with the support of BAM Construction and the Bricklayers are always keen for him to work in their gang, which is an achievement in its own right!


Santos said:

“I’m really pleased I applied for the YORfuture position, everyone has helped me a lot.”


Santos attends Full Circle Training for day release where he works towards his L2 in Maintenance Operations.  Which has given him the opportunity to experience a range of trades.


Santos said,


“I enjoy working on site and learning new things, the people I work with teach me new things and I now feel I can do jobs without someone checking.”