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Jonny Botting

I have really enjoyed my experience at Leeds College of Building, 7 years in total. From 2004 to 2008 I completed a Level 3 Heating and Ventilation Apprenticeship before returning in 2014 to complete a Higher Apprenticeship in Facilities Management.

The Facilities Management Higher Apprenticeship programme enabled me to combine a HNC and a HND in Building Services Engineering with level 4 and 5 diplomas in Facilities Management. In doing so I built on my trade background and experience and enhanced my career development giving me the knowledge and skills to progress to my current role as a Technical Services Manager.

LCB has given me fantastic on the job experience alongside the qualifications that have helped my career progression. I enjoy the challenges that Facilities Management provides. There’s a wide variety of work and no two days are the same. The support that I have received from College lecturers is brilliant and the teaching is second to none. With hard work, I was awarded Facilities Management Apprentice of the Year in 2016 and achieved distinction grades in all HNC and HND modules. The College facilities are great too and coupled with the quality of teaching on offer this is the reason why

Leeds College of Building is such a well respected teaching facility and one that I would recommend to everyone. I fully appreciate being given the chance to develop my career and look forward to moving onto Leeds Beckett University to start the Building Services Top-up Degree. It is a lot of work combining the two whilst working full-time but it’s incredibly rewarding to gain professional accreditation and membership.

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