Jordan wright work experience

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I came to Giroscope for work experience in 05/07/2013 from Sirius academy school. And I’m am doing it for 2 weeks and so far i have enjoyed it a lot. So far i have done tiling, knocking of old plaster, taking rubble to the skip, fitting a bath in to the bathroom. I pick Giroscope because of me uncle he told me about what he does and i got interested.

This is my last day to day. And i have enjoyed most of the time here at Giroscope. I had a good time here hope to come back here some time as volunteer or have job.



Andy, 37 - Volunteer/Tenant



I have volunteered for Giroscope for over two and a half years. Before this, I found myself working for various Government training courses and not making very much progress. Over the past two years I have been given real opportunities to access work related training such as first aid and health and safety and currently working through my CSCS card and improving my CV.

I have worked alongside professionals in most construction fields and gained a great deal of experience and developed my skills in most areas. I enjoy working in all aspects of house renovation especially when I am able to work through the whole renovation process from the void property we start with through to the high quality finish when the new tenants move in.

I feel proud to be a part of the organisation and to know that we are making significant changes to people’s lives and improving the community where we live.

Christy, 20 Apprentice Electrician



I started volunteering for Giroscope just over 6 months ago. I had dropped out of college A Level courses in politics and philosophy as this was not a direction I wanted to go in.

I have worked alongside professionals in various areas of house renovation but particularly enjoyed the electrical engineering work. I am now fortunate enough to be Giroscope’s first apprentice in electrical engineering working 4 days with Giroscope and 1 day a week at college.

The will lead to being fully qualified as an electrician with a level 3 qualification. I feel that I now have a more productive life inside and out and look forward to a more positive future.


Jake, 18jake

Hello! My name is Jake. I am currently doing Bricklaying at Hull College, foundation level 1. My aim at Giroscope is to improve my work skills and be a skilled tradesman in the future.

What I bring to Giroscope is determination and good skills. I hope my skills as a bricklayer, carpenter and joiner will be useful whilst helping at Giroscope.

Graham, 41



I joined Giroscope in Aug 2010, basically to get me out of the house and into doing something useful with my time. I wanted to give my services to the community as I was unemployed.

I do mostly painting and decorating but work alongside the building skills supervisor to work on most aspects of house renovation.

I have learnt how to plasterboard and basic joinery and other basic building skills. I would like to learn to plaster, learn more about plumbing and possibly brick-laying whilst I’m at Giroscope.

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