Apprenticeships offer young people a great way to begin a career in the construction industry. With so many opportunities across a wide range of different roles available to young people, there has never been a better time to undertake an apprenticeship. Poppy Moses Business and Administration Apprentice in the National House Builder Team at Keystone Lintels explains how her apprenticeship has helped her develop new skills like time management, teamwork and the importance of great customer service.
What does your apprenticeship involve and what are the benefits of doing an apprenticeship?
My apprenticeship involves me logging and inputting data into the system, working as part of a team to meet deadlines, printing off drawings and general administrative duties. There are several benefits to doing an apprenticeship such as gaining a qualification whilst working within a company, developing new skills and gaining experience of working within a team.
How has your apprenticeship at the Keystone Group helped you?
My apprenticeship at Keystone has helped me to gain new skills that I can transfer into my job role such as time management, using database software to produce quotations for customers and understanding the importance of maintaining and building strong customer relationships.
I have gained experience of working within an office environment and learned about the importance of working efficiently within a team to meet deadlines. I‘ve adapted to my surroundings to respond in a professional manner at all times.
What would you say to someone thinking about doing an apprenticeship?
I would tell them the benefits of doing an apprenticeship and how it is a great opportunity to gain work experience. My apprenticeship has helped me to develop lots of new skills since leaving school.
The Keystone Group offer a wide range apprenticeship roles including manufacturing & engineering, welding, customer service and finance roles. Find Out More