Spotlight on Talent : Luke Matthews
Studied: Level 2 and 3 Electrical Installation
Progression: Level 3 Plastering
When it comes to diagnosing electrical faults, Luke has learned to study the problem in front of him first and then try and solve it. This is instead of jumping straight in and trying out different things until something works.
“I find this way of working quite relaxing,” said Luke. “The only time you get frustrated is if the wiring doesn’t stay in place. You don’t ever really get stuck though.
“Lecturers will always be there to help. They do encourage us to try and figure things out for ourselves as much as we can, which is what I prefer, but they will step in if they need to.
Luke chose to study electrical installation at college after working with circuits during high school.
Now, with more experience under his belt, he is taking his skillset into the wider multi-trade arena by studying plastering.
“I like the idea of having more job options open to me in the future,” he said.
“Studying here at the college is good. The groups of students I’ve been with are fun. And the lecturers I’ve had have been easy to get on with.”
Luke is also aware that the key to his work is that it’s not about speed, but more about accuracy and precision. It is with this attitude that he hopes to eventually find a multi-trades based job role.
He plans to start out working for a construction-based business, gaining as much on the job experience as he possibly can before deciding whether to go self-employed.