Oliver Bailey, Junior Purchasing Assistant
What does your job inolve?
I'm solely responsible for all glass ordering/panel ordering, helps with weekly stock orders including consignment stock replenishment and day to day suppliers. Responsible for all NW TNTs and compiling the monthly ncr quality meeting reports and provides support to the purchasing manager to ensure the efficient running of the department. Is an integral part of the team
What are you Studying
I've complete NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration and now working through business administration level 3.
Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship?
After leaving school I didn't feel the pull towards the college route and wanted to be in work at a young age to earn money and develop within a company.
What have you gained in doing the apprenticeship?
Spending the last couple of years immersed in a business environment has had a direct contribution on my confidence, phone manner, interactions with peers and suppliers and help round him as an individual. Besides the job specific skills i've acquired I now have a whole set of transferrable skills to progress my carreer in many areas or industries. I'm learning, earning and gaining experience.
As a manager (Paul Maddern), what developments and changes have you seen from Oliver?
Oliver was Young person of the year award winner at the NFA 16 of which I am immensely proud. From day 1 I recognised an obvious talent in Oliver and he has not disappointed. He continues to excel, is an expert in his role and learns new tasks with ease. He gets on with all of his peers who hold him in high esteem and is an eminently likeable character. The main change is his self-confidence. Seeing the development over the past year or two has been nothing short of phenomenal and I am under no illusion he will go on to succeed at whatever he chooses to do. An asset to the company. The value of starting at such a young age cannot be underestimated and really gives him the platform to build a very successful career.