Kamal - Site Supervision Apprentice

Islington resident, Kamal was referred to Higgins Partnerships by I Work in Islington for a Site Supervisor Level 4 Apprenticeship in August 2020. He is now enrolled with London South Bank University working towards his qualification as well as working on Higgins’ Telfer House project in Islington.

Kamal attended City and Islington College and studied BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering. He had a gap year after college and went to Egypt to live with his family, and whilst away he applied for engineer apprenticeships.

His interest in construction developed from a friend who was already working in the industry and he thought the site supervision role sounded perfect for him based on his skills and the type of work he is interested in.

Kamal comments, “I started out by doing a two-week work placement with Higgins which prepared me for my apprenticeship, as before that I hadn’t been on a site. This also gave me a better understanding of what I wanted to do within the industry.

“It has really helped that some of the team used to be apprentices, so they understand how to help me with my development. Working alongside the site manager has allowed me to get a better understanding of my role and I am more comfortable at doing my job effectively because of the training I have received on site.

“When I complete my apprenticeship, I see myself becoming a Site Manager and then working towards becoming a Senior Site Manager.”