1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My day to day basis are turning on the lights on in the CAD office, make coffee for the day This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions I ring tenders who are wanting prices given to them by Carrie
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I am gaining new skills everyday such as answering phone calls from costumers everyday, Understanding how the K8 and CAD course all works
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy working as a team when I am out on measures This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions and This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions on Pricing up kitchens/utility
4. How valued do you feel by Howdens Joinery?
I get involved with task daily helping them out on till and in the CAD office. My Manager This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions questions me on how well the week has gone. While I am away, I give him a message on how the K8/CAD has gone
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The program is well structured and organized in the company as the staff follow the guidelines by law, I study during lunch hour so when I come to the system I roughly know what I am doing.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training tutor comes in every month to see how I am getting on during the apprenticeship but recently I have been on Training courses to get where I am
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I get support from my manager everyday as and when such as when I am pricing the kitchen.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Very well as I pay my mum lodge (including food, electricity), I pay money for my monthly contract. Everyday I bike to work as I don't have a car (doing lessons at the moment)
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
With the iniative money we go on a meal with another area howdens team - Brigg. Some Saturdays I do my volunteering at Scunthorpe Rabbit Rescue in my own time, when I'm not working I enjoy having some time with the family and the dog (Shitz Tzu).
9a. Would you recommend Howdens Joinery to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Working for Howdens Joinery, its great experience where you gain Understanding and some knowledge of how everything K8 and CAD works in a different sector as I wanted to work with animals but I didn't get anywhere (I didn't give up) so I applied for the Kitchen sales Designer
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Howdens Joinery? *
Go for it - Apply online, have 2 tasks at the interview (putting worktops with door frontals price range), go on Training courses to Northampton. go out for a meal with work mates.
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