Fortem apprentice Jamie says: “Follow in my footsteps”

By Michael Upton | 08/03/2018

Fortem apprentice Jamie says: “Follow in my footsteps”

A YOUNG apprentice is encouraging other young people to follow in his footsteps and pursue a hands-on career.

Apprentice carpenter Jamie Meekin (19), who joined council repairs firm Fortem straight after completing his GCSEs, marked National Apprenticeship Week by recommending others take a similar route into paid work.

Jamie (pictured), who is based at Fortem’s offices at Bradmarsh Business Park in Rawmarsh, said: “I 100 per cent recommend Fortem’s apprenticeship scheme.
“If you’re a hands-on person and want to get on with stuff, an apprenticeship is definitely the way forward.”

Ryan Wilkes, general manager of Fortem’s council contract, added: “Our apprentices are doing exceptionally well on their schemes with us and I’m extremely proud of them.

“We work closely with Rotherham College to provide local people with the opportunity to learn life-long skills in our workplace, while studying for a qualification at the same time.”

Fortem is currently seeking six new apprentices for its Rotherham repairs service — but applications have to be in quickly as the deadline is next Friday (March 16).

Future electricians, carpenters, gas engineers and plumbers should email

The fact you are here means you are interested in what goes on in your town.

We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.

Spotted something we should know about?

Call our Newsdesk on 01709 803562
Or email
Message us on Facebook