Jack Pammenter – Class of August 2010
After spending seven years working his way up the management ladder at a large retail company Jack realised that the hours he was working were too long and his quality of life ‘rubbish’. Jack had always been very practical, restoring classic cars and creating objects from random pieces of wood. He joined the Academy in 2010 having decided he wanted a career in carpentry. The skills Jack gained on the course enabled him to start a new career in construction, working for a local heritage timber frame builder, where he laid wooden floors and replaced wooden windows and floor joists. Jack then moved to Australia, where he is now Project Manager and Head Carpenter on a residential construction company’s million dollar project. One of his proudest moments was successfully hand-pitching a multiple angled roof. Jack’s ambition, once he has further developed his skills, is to start his own business renovating timber frame buildings. Jack continues to make furniture in his spare time.