To earn a bit of spare cash, Camile tried out a few different jobs after finishing college.

“I was always unsure about what I wanted to do when I left school and college. I got some experience on building sites working as a labourer. I enjoyed being hands on.”

An apprenticeship put Camile on the path to performance. As a Scenic Metal Fabrication Apprentice at the National Theatre, he’s building sets to support show-stopping theatre.

“I decided to choose an apprenticeship in metal fabrication and welding because it was something different to what I was used to. As a Scenic Fabrication Apprentice, I am involved in building stages as part of the set for world-class productions at the National Theatre.”

For metal specialist Camile, the job has added perks.

“The apprenticeship gives me the chance to learn about the performance industry, at the same time as learning more about the metal fabrication industry. ” Win win.

Camile - Career Pathway

  • 2007 - 2012
    Studied GCSE's, including PE, History and Resistant Materials (Design Technology)
  • 2012 - 2014
    Went to Kingston College and studied a Level 3 qualification in Sport
  • 2015
    Laboured on building sites, fitting kitchens
  • 2016
    Trainee sprinkler fitter on the Battersea Power Station redevelopment project
  • 2016 - Present
    Scenic Metal Fabrication Apprentice at the National Theatre

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Full Time Employed: 14,561
Part Time Employed: 212
Self Employed: 334
Total Employed: 15,107

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Male: 15,055
Female: 52

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