Sam Hillman is brushing up on his skills through an apprenticeship with Aster Group. Sam, from Melksham, Wiltshire, joined the business in August 2015. He is currently working towards and NVQ Level 2 qualification in painting and decorating.
Through his apprenticeship, Sam spends time on site learning and trying out a comprehensive range of practical painting and decorating skills. He also visits Wiltshire College to complete the theoretical side of his qualification. Sam has excelled in the classroom, winning the college’s Student of the Year award in 2014. He followed this up by being named Painting and Decorating Apprentice of the Year in 2015.
Sam says: “I’d thought about becoming an electrician originally but since I discovered painting and decorating – I absolutely love it!
“Aster has given me the opportunity to learn so many new skills – as well as painting, I’ve done some wallpapering, tiling and grouting, so there’s been lots of variety. The rest of the team I work with are great too. There’s always someone to ask if I need any advice.”