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18 December 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

Ross Hayward, Safety Administrator at CAM Specialist Support, had already gained gained A-Levels in Mathematics, Biology, English Literature and Drama but believed his future was to be committed to the cleaning industry.

“On completion of my A-Levels, I was preparing to begin my studies at the University of Bristol,” explained Ross Hayward. “I eventually came to the conclusion that I would benefit more from pursuing a vocation through an apprenticeship.”

He made the decision to test himself outside of the ‘academic bubble’ and develop new skills by working side-by-side with the experts in the sector. “Although turning down a place at university seems bizarre in today’s society, my view is that as long as you are committed to professional development and learning, whichever pathway you choose will be the right one,” stated Ross. “My work at CAM is interesting and challenging. Despite being an apprentice, the work I do carries a large amount of legislatively-driven responsibility.”

Taking this course has enabled him to build upon his knowledge of health and safety legislation, spend most of his time producing risk assessments and responding to customers’ health and safety inquiries. Recently he visited the roof area of a site in Kings Cross prior to the commencement of an abseiling task. It also gave him an insight into the practicality of abseiling and the opportunity, he believed, to view London from a perspective that few people are able to.

“Ross a real asset to the team and we look forward to working with him for years to come,” said Tim Jones, Director, CAM. “The cleaning industry is a place of real opportunity for people like Ross – we believe he’ll be running the safety department in the not too distant future.”

Picture: Ross Hayward – turned down a chance of university in Bristol to pursue his career with CAM Specialist Support

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 18 December 2015


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