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    Say hello to Jack – the aspiring motor mechanic

    GetAhead - Jun 1 st, 2016

    Calling all Croydon-based mechanics! Check out this local lad who could be your apprentice…


    Jack Lad


    Jack Carter, the soon-to-be 17 year old, is already an expert in all things motoring. With a strong passion for cars, Jack is determined to build a career in motoring mechanics, whereby he can put his knowledge to the test and learn even more about motor-vehicles (and their bits and bobs). With an apprenticeship under his belt and a bit of cash, Jack could start his driving lessons as soon as he turns 17 in August.

    If you need someone like Jack in your garage, now is your chance to grab him!

    What is Jack’s current situation and how would an apprenticeship work

    Jack is studying Business and IT at Harris Academy Purley Sixth Form and will finish this summer before embarking on further studies. He has already been accepted onto a Level 2 Intermediate Vehicle Technology Course at Croydon College.

    On this course, Jack would attend college one day a week for theory, knowledge-based learning and then be active on the job for the rest of the time for the practical work. As an employer, it’s in your interest to give Jack as much access to the hands-on mechanical stuff, so that he can build a range of skills. With a bit of simple paperwork, monitoring and teaching, Jack could be a trained mechanic in no time.

    What Jack has to say about himself 

    “I am a very hard working, practical young man and can work both independently and within a team, as well as having great time management skills. I am a very driven, well-motivated worker and will always work to the best of my ability. I have good communication skills with people my age, and adults alike. I am well-liked by my peers and teachers, and have an approachable personality.”

    Jack’s key skills

    • Excellent IT skills
    • Good team worker
    • Exceptional communication skills
    • Quick learner with high competency
    • Good time management
    • Good organisation skills
    • Articulate

    Education (he did a good job all round)

    Harris Academy Purley  – (2011 – 2016)

    • Maths – B
    • English – C
    • Science – C
    • Additional Science – C
    • Art – C
    • ECDL – Merit

    Jack’s previous work experience

    • Warehouse Assistant, Shaftesbury Young People (paid position)
    • Assistant at Science Education Department, Harris Academy Purley (unpaid work experience, 2014)

    What Jack is into…

    Motor vehicles are Jack’s life-long passion. He has a great interest in every type of motor vehicle, especially cars. He follows Formula One, which is where his interest for cars originated from. Jack is also a big football lover and enjoys playing other sports.

    Recently, Jack undertook a big garden construction project with his dad whereby he transformed a corner of their garden to a lounge area on a patio surface. Check out Jack’s hard work below!


    Garden before


    Garden after

    Random facts about Jack:

    Lives in: Croydon, Surrey

    Drinks: Strictly water and NO fizzy stuff (healthy lad)

    Eats: Juicy pork ribs with lots of sauce

    Listens to: Top charts, party tunes

    Salary expectations: Enough to save up for a car

    Want to meet Jack?

    All you need to do is email to arrange an interview. Please put ‘Interview Jack’ in the subject title.