This week is National Apprentice Week 2019 – so it seems the perfect time to congratulate our apprentice Connor on his first year with us!
Connor started at Chrisbeon Office Supplies at our head office in Stafford Park, Telford, in March 2018 – and he has gone from strength to strength in the past 12 months in his role as a Warehouse Operative.
He told us that initially, he was not sure an apprenticeship would be for him, but after spending a year working and learning he would now recommend it as a career option.
“Before I got an apprenticeship I thought that it wasn’t really for me, I just wanted a normal job,” he says. “But I have realised that it is not just about working, it is about learning how to do the job well.
Learning more each day
“It has been really great here at Chrisbeon, you get looked after really well, the staff are really nice and whatever I need whether it be new tools or new work clothing it is always sorted out for me.
“I assemble furniture, load up customer’s cars or delivery vans, check and prepare pre-loved furniture if needed and sometimes go out on the delivery to clients – I am learning more and more every day.”
National Apprentice Week takes place from March 4 to 8, 2019, and highlights the benefits of apprenticeships to employers, individuals, local communities and the wider economy.
And Connor, who came to us through Juniper Training, has definitely been a great benefit to our business – we are looking forward to welcoming him in as a fully-fledged member of staff when he has completed his assessments.
From our experience, we would definitely recommend the role of an apprentice to other businesses – and we are very pleased that Connor would too!