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This article was published on March 7, 2018
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke to Sophie Pallister, one of our talented apprentices to see why she chose the world of work over full time education. Here’s what Sophie had to say.
Why did you choose an apprenticeship over full time education?
I did enjoy school and being with my friends, but I was never comfortable in the classroom environment. I have always been dedicated to push myself and Iearn more as well as meeting new people.
Enrolling in an apprenticeship is something I do not regret! It has motivated me in many ways including working with others, dealing with members of the public and people over the telephone.
What does a typical day look like for you at ERW?
I learn new things everyday.
What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?
There isn’t anything in specific that I enjoy the most in the apprenticeship. I enjoy doing everything on a day to day basis.
I would never complain nor would I need to as I really enjoy it and feel comfortable working at ERW.
What do you hope to achieve once you have completed your apprenticeship?
By the time I have completed my apprenticeship I hope have done this to the best of my ability and to of completed my Level 2 Business Administration course at Stockton Riverside College. I have already learnt a lot of new things since starting in January, so I hope to of achieved much more and be able to do more in the work area and not just office administration tasks.
What advice would you give the other school leavers who might be thinking about an apprenticeship?
Everyone is different, but starting an apprenticeship opens so many more paths and opportunities for the future, and can help you stand out more from an employers point of view when they are looking for the right candidate. An apprenticeship matures you mentally and prepares you for future work. Also, you are not always working independently, you work together. Everyone is always pushing you and helping you to achieve your very best. Even better as you are able to earn money whilst you learn, progress and work.
Many thanks to ERW Joinery Ltd, our home has been transformed. The quality and installation has exceeded our expectations. The work of your installers has been exemplary, nothing has been a problem and their care and attention to detail is first class. We would recommend you to anyone.
Dr & Mrs M, Ponteland
I remember visiting your showroom and saying that I wish my windows could be as good as the ones on your display and they are! I am absolutely delighted with them. They have transformed the front of my house. All installation staff involved were extremely polite and professional in their approach. They treated my home with respect and ensured that they cleaned thoroughly after. Please pass on my thanks to them for the quality of work they have done. It has been much admired by so many people, so I will not hesitate to recommend your firm in the future.
Mrs R, Stokesley
Just a quick note to say how fantastic the men were that came to install the windows, they were very polite and friendly and have done a great job. The windows look brilliant and I am very pleased with them.
Ms E, Redcar
The service you all provided was second to none, a great job well done!
Ms S, Beamish
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