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Wannabe Apprentice seeks outdoor life

Published: 8 Aug 2012 15:300 comments

A TEENAGER seeking a career outdoors is the latest aspiring apprentice to contact the News as part of our Aspire to hire! initiative. We are profiling young people looking for an employer to take them on for an Apprenticeship.

Steve Jennings is looking for an Apprenticeship in an outdoor job.

Stephen Jennings, 19, from Woosehill, Wokingham, is looking for a job that will take him outdoors - such as a gardener/landscaper or to work with animals.

"I have no qualms with physical work; in fact I'd prefer it greatly to office work," said Stephen, whose profile is below.

"I have plenty of energy, maybe too much for an office environment. I've always taken an interest in the gardening and have helped friends and family with their gardens many times.

Stephen, a former pupil of the Forest School, in Winnersh, says his past experience as a cadet taught him valuable skills in teamwork and leadership. Stephen is currently working in the Molly Millar pub, in Wokingham.

- The News is keen to hear from both young people seeking an apprenticeship or a business interested in possibly employing one of the youngsters we profile. See details below.

Please also get in touch with us if your company is looking to employ apprentices and would like us to publicise these opportunities, email


NAME: Stephen Jennings

AGE: 19

LIVES: In Woosehill, Wokingham

SEEKING: Apprenticeship in job that involves working outdoors eg gardening or with animals

EDUCATION: Has 3 A-levels (at grades C and D) and 9 GCSEs from Forest School, Winnersh.

CURRENT JOB: Working in a Wokingham pub

Why are you interested in a job outdoors? I prefer the more physical kind of apprenticeship because I have plenty of energy, maybe too much for an office environment. I've always taken an interest in the gardening. Alternatively, I like working with animals.

WHY SHOULD SOMEONE EMPLOY YOU? I work extremely well in teams and have useful leadership skills. I am quick to learn and punctual.

AMBITION: Do something I enjoy so that I will work harder, faster, and generally be a better employee.

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