Apprenticeship Success at Conservatory Outlet
Yorkshire based fabricator Conservatory Outlet Ltd has appointed yet another ambitious apprentice in a full time permanent role.
James Owen, who began his placement in February 2017 whilst studying an apprenticeship in Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) has now accepted the role of Quality Assistant.
Running several valued apprenticeship schemes for local young people, the company has worked alongside Wakefield College, local job centres and Wakefield Council to support local students and job seekers by providing work trial and apprentice roles within Fabricating.
Whilst completing various modules within his studies, James has played a major part in recent efforts at Conservatory Outlet to implement the British Standard EN ISO 9001 2015, (superseding BS EN ISO 9001:2008) across the business. The adoption of which has seen the integration of a new quality management system to help streamline the business and provide exceptional quality on every product that leaves the factory. A recent audit saw the company achieve a 100% pass rate for the transition to the standard.
James commented: “The apprenticeship scheme has allowed me to work full time whilst gaining a well-recognised qualification. I’d like to say a special thanks to John Olkiewicz for not only being a brilliant boss but a wonderful teacher, giving me my ﬁrst high valued life opportunities within this trade, and I am looking forward to seeing what the future brings working at the company”
MD Michael Giscombe added “We’re delighted to have James now with us. The work he has done to help improve our internal systems and secure 100% compliance within BSI 2015 Standard has been invaluable. James’s work really sums up why apprenticeship schemes are such valued initiatives.”