Jason began his construction journey as most others and was an apprentice. His apprenticeship was with a local building company who mainly served a beautiful rural part of Co. Durham known as Weardale. The company specialised in traditional construction techniques and worked on a vast range of buildings and properties. Following this Jason moved on to set up and run his own Carpentry & Joinery company. Opportunities obtained during this time took Jason to work for many large construction companies across the UK and Northern Ireland. Jason, then pursued a passion in early 2008 and transitioned into education as a Construction Assessor for Bishop Auckland College. From here Jason progressed, becoming a college lecturer and then construction lead. After further development and a promotion Jason progressed into curriculum management and lead a very successful construction and automotive department. Since then Jason broadened his horizons and took an opportunity to become a senior leader and the head of an outstanding engineering training provider, South West Durham Training. A successful period then saw Jason moved back to where his heart was and back as a Construction Head of Department at Newcastle College (Part of NCG). During his career in further education Jason has also worked freelance as a consultant and quality associate for awarding organisations. After many years as a Quality Associate for awarding organisations, Jason has since followed a long-term dream and is now working at City and Guilds full time as a Technical advisor for Construction and Utilities. Jason is also the regional chair for the Institute of Carpenters in the North East.