Apprenticeships change lives

A FORMER Broadoak Secondary School pupil has transformed his life with an apprenticeship.

A FORMER Broadoak Secondary School pupil has transformed his life with an apprenticeship.

Mike Pearce, of Milton Road, Weston, worked as a self-employed plasterer before the unpredictable supply of work made him think about an alternative career.

The 26-year-old completed a government funded training programme provided by Lifetime Centre of Excellence for Fitness and completed his personal trainer qualification in Bristol.

Mike said: "I had always been very active at school and played a number of sports.


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"As you grow up and you have numerous commitments and my passion for sport and exercise had to take a back seat.

"I have always been a member of a gym and I decided to train in fitness which I have always taken a personal interest in.

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Mike is now working as a self-employed personal trainer and utilises a gym in Bristol to train his clients.

Mike said: "The course was enjoyable, informative and the tutors were very helpful.

"I am now much happier in my work. I am working very hard to build up my client base but I am enjoying every minute of it."

This week marks National Apprenticeship Week. For more on fitness apprenticeships visit www.passionate-about-fitness.co.uk

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