My plumb job.
The Eccleston teenager did his GCSEs last summer and decided he wanted to be an electrician or plumber.
James said: ``The school careers advisor explained about modern apprenticeships.
``I passed the electrician's test but the plumber I work with now fitted the bathroom at my house and inspired me to go for plumbing.''
James now works for St Helens Housing and after six months' probation is full-time and earning pounds 123 a week.
``I was helping out with cleaning up to start with but now I'm doing stuff like fitting things and repairing leaks.''
``I go to college at St Helens technical college every Monday from 9 am to 8pm where I learn about the theory and practical side.''
James is taking the foundation apprenticeship but is thinking about moving to the advanced level. He added: ``It's a really good scheme.''
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|Publication:||Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Aug 19, 2003|
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