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Burnley teenager enjoying building his career

Lancashire Telegraph: JACK HENNESSEY JACK HENNESSEY

A YOUNG joinery apprentice has carved out a successful career in construction despite his dislike of school.

Jack Hennessey, has excelled during his two-year apprenticeship with house builder Keepmoat.

The 19-year-old former Shuttleworth College, Burnley pupil has been earning and learning while helping to construct high-quality homes in Accrington.

Jack, who grew up on the Griffin Estate in Burnley, said: “I didn’t really enjoy school, I found it hard to concentrate.

“My apprenticeship with Keepmoat is completely different as I get to learn on the job and am working with people who really know their stuff.”

Jack has been working on the £30 million regeneration scheme off Blackburn Road in Accrington, which will see Keepmoat build 300 homes over eight years.

He has worked on more than 100 Keepmoat houses including the developer’s sites in Burnley – Towneley Gardens and Pendle View – and other Keepmoat developments in Accrington and Bootle.

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1:08pm Tue 1 Apr 14

old school boy says...

he's not the only one failed by shuttleworth college. like all the drug taking that goes on in the school and the teachers just tern a blind eye. DISGRACEFUL
he's not the only one failed by shuttleworth college. like all the drug taking that goes on in the school and the teachers just tern a blind eye. DISGRACEFUL old school boy
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4:27pm Tue 1 Apr 14

BIGGLESTOE says...

old school boy wrote:
he's not the only one failed by shuttleworth college. like all the drug taking that goes on in the school and the teachers just tern a blind eye. DISGRACEFUL
'Tern' a blind eye eh, so were they terned on your actions then old school boy?
[quote][p][bold]old school boy[/bold] wrote: he's not the only one failed by shuttleworth college. like all the drug taking that goes on in the school and the teachers just tern a blind eye. DISGRACEFUL[/p][/quote]'Tern' a blind eye eh, so were they terned on your actions then old school boy? BIGGLESTOE
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