A former plumbing apprentice in Cornwall is passing on his knowledge and skills set to the next generation of plumbing apprentices, having secured a job as a lecturer.
Dan Finnimore, from Plymouth, is now a plumbing lecturer at Cornwall College Saltash after gaining his professional qualification to cement his years of experience in the industry.
“I had always worked in the industry in commercial plumbing and heating and designing and installing commercial systems,” Dan explained.
“My apprenticeship was over four years but I completed it in three, and as I was ahead of schedule in the third year I was helping the other apprentices. I really enjoyed it and realised this is the route I wanted my career to take.”
Dan said he “loves teaching” and “seeing my students work hard to gain employment is really rewarding”.
“At Cornwall College Saltash the students benefit from receiving more focussed teaching and a better learning experience,” Dan continued.
“We are constantly updating the workshops and students have opportunities to work on live projects on the campus.”
These live projects have recently included installing a new shower room in the beauty department and building the new restaurant, Dynnargh, which is due to open next month.
Curriculum Lead for Technology at Cornwall College Saltash, Jamie Rowley, said it has been a “pleasure to see Dan undertake the transition from student to teacher”.
“He has achieved so much since he started teaching and is highly regarded by staff and learners alike,” he added.
There is a Courses and Careers Advice Event on Saturday 17th March 10am until Midday for students who may be interested in construction courses to come along and meet the teams and explore the facilities.