Looking for our commercial EasyAlfresco Scheme?
Click the link below for more information.
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.
Darlington Borough Council is one of the first of 100 areas in the country to secure funding from the Government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund, which aims to ‘level up our regions’ after the Covid-19 pandemic. One part of Darlington’s plan is to regenerate Skinnergate and the adjoining yards, the historic heart of the town, in […]
One of the first questions we hear from people considering remodeling their garden and including a structure, such as a veranda, is how much will it cost. In this article we’re going to talk through the various things which could impact the cost. The material of the structure Wood While timber verandas are cheaper, they […]
A veranda can add so much to a property. From extending your living space to providing shelter that allows you to enjoy the outdoors all year round to protecting your garden furniture, it’s an investment that brings an extra dynamic to a home or business while increasing its value. But for all its benefits, a […]
All staff I met were very professional from office to the 4 installers not forgetting the man who did the survey. I have had lots of compliments from friends and family. Thank you for the attention to detail and the efficiency of the work carried out.
Mrs B, Norton, Stockton on Tees
The standard of quality of the work done is so good that I can only use one word to crown it – PERFECT! My wife and I hope you will continue to provide such an exemplary piece of work which will no doubt earn you more customers. We are happy to recommend you to everyone we know.
Dr S, Darlington
I just wanted to say a big thank you for a job really well done. All your staff are helpful and the team carried out the installation were tidy and caused minimal disruption. Thank you!
Mr & Mrs N, Eppleby
Thanks so much for excellent service, so happy with new door, it’s exactly how I wanted it to look . Everyone at ERW was so helpful and informative from start to finish, I will definitely recommend to all friends and family.
Request our Brochure
We're not able to carry out installations in your postcode area, however, we can still design and create your door, and you can liaise with a local fitter in your area to install it.