Joshua Berkati – Case Study


Tell us about you and your job role: 

I am a Materials Technician, I test materials that are used in the Thames Tideway project.

What were you doing before you started the apprenticeship? 

I was playing football and working part-time.

What inspired you to start the apprenticeship?

I saw that it was Balfour Beatty which I know is a good company. I knew I wanted to work in construction.

What are your aspirations for the future? 

I want to start as an apprentice and just keep climbing up the ladder.

What do you enjoy about your apprenticeship? 

Balfour Beatty looks after me. I feel have a good impact on the work being done as I test a lot of the material.

What do your friends and family think about the apprenticeship? 

They think I work for a good company and that I have taken on a lot more responsibility.

What advice would you give to other people thinking about starting an apprenticeship? 

Apprenticeships are great because you can gain experience while working, rather than go to university.