New apprentices at system hygiene 

 

A New Generation of Apprentices Start their Careers at System Hygiene

We have taken on two apprentices in our Operations and Sales Order Processing departments. Chelsea Taylor, 17, and Dan Holden, 20, are combining on-the-job training with Business Administration qualifications as part of their two-year apprenticeships which started on Tuesday.

Paul Stebbings, General Manager, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dan and Chelsea to our business.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us and the apprentices. Our apprentices are trained by people whose skills and knowledge of the hygiene industry are second to none, they could not learn from anyone better.

“We hope they will become the leaders of tomorrow, helping them build first class careers and helping us build a forward-thinking business.”

Dan is based in the Operations department. Working alongside one of the busiest teams in the company, Dan will learn all about placing orders, managing stock, running the booking-in system and overseeing the entire logistics process to ensure that goods are delivered to our customers in a safe and timely manner. The role is wide-ranging and challenging.

Dan comments, “I chose the apprentice route because I wanted to gain work experience while earning money. System Hygiene had the most attractive apprenticeship scheme by far. Being an established company, I feel System Hygiene will offer me a good career path.”

Chelsea, based in the Sales Order Processing department, is at the customer-facing part of the System Hygiene. Her team answers all incoming customer enquiries and is often the first port of call when contacting System Hygiene. Chelsea is learning the role, focusing on helping customers and work colleagues with their enquiries, processing sales orders, managing the computer system and assisting with general office administration tasks.

“I’m proud to be on apprenticeship scheme. It’s going to give me the qualifications I need and valuable work experience so I can go straight into a business administration role,” says Chelsea. “The company has great values and I’m enjoying working here alongside friendly and supportive people.”

Both Chelsea and Dan are studying towards an NVQ in business administration with North Lancs Training Group.

“Working in the world of business requires key skills; time management, organisation, attention to detail and so much more,” says Liam Havlin, Sales Manager at System Hygiene.

He continues, “These apprenticeships are a great way for Chelsea and Dan to grow their workplace confidence and skills. For any school-leaver who is keen to develop in a business role then a sales, customer service or admin apprenticeship is the perfect choice.”

Chelsea and Dan will learn key skills including; organisational techniques, how to communicate effectively and improve their computer literacy – all catering for a wide variety of future roles.

System Hygiene won the Apprenticeship category at the Hyndburn Business Awards in 2017, and has been nominated in the same category for the upcoming 2018 awards.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Chelsea and Dan to the System Hygiene family and in wishing them every success in their apprenticeships.