Max joined WS in September 2018 as one of only 6 people in the UK undergoing the new Architectural Assistant Apprenticeship. This is a four-year commitment between WS, Max, and London South Bank University. Max works with us 80% of the week and for the remainder he will be studying for his Degree at LSBU and undertaking other “off the job” training.
WS were delighted to be approached by such a proactive and mature school leaver and were keen to provide the opportunity for Max to unlock his potential, following this innovative new pathway and pursue his career aspirations by offering him an Apprenticeship.
Max has excelled in his role and WS were thrilled when he was selected as a Finalist in the Apprentice of the Year category of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2020 – and even more delighted and pleased when he won! As the Award Judging panel commented “Max is a trail-blazer. He demonstrated an amazing level of resilience in approaching many employers before finally being taken on by WS Planning. His employer can clearly recognise the benefits of taking on an apprentice – both in terms of delivering paid client work but also in fostering wider links with schools and colleges. Max is an excellent ambassador for apprenticeships. He has been thrown in at the deep end, very quickly having to manage his training workload as well as client work – but has more than risen to the challenge.”
Max attended The Beacon School, Banstead and Reigate College.
Max works mainly on Stages 2 to 3 of our Four Stage Planning & Design Process, undertaking Measured Surveys, and producing Concept Designs and Developed Designs in 2D and 3D. Max is also our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Coordinator.