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This article was published on March 7, 2018
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke to Morgan one of our talented apprentices to see why he chose the world of work over full time education. Morgan is part of our workshop team assembling windows and doors as well as carrying out glazing. Here’s what he had to say.
Why did you choose an apprenticeship over full time education?
I wanted to learn skills for life rather than sat in a college.
What does a typical day look like for you at ERW?
I am busy manufacturing windows and doors, using my bench joining skills. Every day there are new orders and products to make on the production line.
What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?
I like learning new skills and having good banter with the lads in the workshop.
What do you hope to achieve once you have completed your apprenticeship?
I really want to have a career at ERW and continue to work with the lads here. I really enjoy it!
What advice would you give the other school leavers who might be thinking about an apprenticeship?
Definitely try to get an apprenticeship, you won’t regret it!
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Our whole experience with ERW joiners has been absolutely first class. Our first meeting was a showroom appointment with Stuart Wall, I personally loved the showroom straightaway, the colours of the sample doors blew me away.
To the skilled craftsmen of joiners who made our front door, who we have not met, but who we will forever be grateful too – their craftsmanship is beyond compare – thank you so very much.
The guys have done an absolutely fantastic job and we’re extremely pleased with the speed at which they’ve delivered and the quality of the work they’ve done. Please pass on our thanks for a job really well done – we just love the difference that they’ve made to our home.
Miss S, Norton
ERW has been a major contributor in improving the physical appearance and energy conservation in our property which sits in the middle of Stokesley’s conservation area. In four phases of design and installation since early 2018 you have helped transform our property with complete distinction.
From assistance given to lodging planning applications with Hambleton District Council through advice on window design and final installation, I can give no higher praise than commending ERW on every aspect of installation.
I first visited your showroom and workshop in the Autumn of 2017 and was impressed with the factory tour afforded me by Kirsty Semark (Customer Service Supervisor). I was convinced that ERW could provide the solution to upgrading our ageing timber windows and appreciate the help and courtesy extended from you and all your staff – many of whom I have met during our four phases of installation.
The very recent installation of a new ‘Eton’ front door enhances the front elevation with perfection.
Please convey our sincere thanks to everyone involved with the workmanship, installation and administration.
Mr U, Stokesley
We have had windows from you since 2007 and been very please with the service given, from first response to final completion. All staff are extremely pleasant and efficient. Very good attention given to the finish of each installation.
Mr & Mrs G, Hutton Rudby
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