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Jamie Hopkins

Jamie Hopkins was severely bullied at school, leaving without any qualifications. Four years later, he rediscovered his love of learning through a traineeship with Itec.

Jamie, 20, from Beachley, near Chepstow, credits his success to the life-changing one-to-one support provided by workshop supervisor John Smith at Itec’s Newport Centre where he achieved a Traineeship Level 1 in Employability Skills.

Hoping to find an apprenticeship with a local business and focused on a career in fine carpentry, Jamie is now working towards a Carpentry Level 1 Diploma at Coleg Gwent, Newport.

John describes Jamie as an “outstanding learner with a bright future.”