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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I love our new doors. They are absolutely gorgeous and exactly what I’d imagined. Every step of the process has been easy, well managed and clearly communicated, which I have come to appreciate is not always the case.
The installation crew that has been here for the past two days has been friendly and highly professional. They did a great job.
Thank you so much for taking the time to walk us through your showroom and workshop back in December. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.
From our initial inquiry we felt immediately reassured that we were dealing with a company which understood our requirements and which would be able to deliver excellent quality and service. We were not disappointed, we have been delighted throughout with the friendly and help guidance, excellent quality and clean and efficient installation. Very professional customer focused service.
Mr & Mrs S, Gateshead
We were delighted with the service offered by all members of the ERW team – helpful, patient, professional and courteous. Even though the windows were not the cheapest we are very happy with them. Well Done!
Mr & Mrs M, Stockton on Tees
We were very happy with the quality of the workmanship, workforce were excellent, working non stop until job was finished. All were friendly and helpful too.
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