We have recently expanded our team through the investment in 18-year-old Apprentice Daniel Jones, in a Management Trainee role.
Daniel was introduced to the apprenticeship opportunity through his college – Heanor Gate Science College – and after a strong application process followed by an impressive interview with Steve Midgley, Daniel joined the team, taking up the position of management trainee.
Sales and Marketing Manager, Vanessa Gregory, is Daniel’s current mentor but Daniel’s position allows him to experience all of the departments in action and witness first-hand what makes us a unique and exciting company to work for – from the financial side, learning how we fund our projects, through to the design and build, finding out about our customisation options whereby customers have a choice on the specification upgrades of their new home.
Currently, Daniel is shadowing Vanessa, attending all client meetings and visiting all of our developments to learn about what goes into our quality house building process – including the site of the old Kimberley Brewery, Hanson’s View.
“Fairgrove is a family-run company and already I feel part of the family because everyone has been very patient with me and keen for me to learn,” says Daniel. “The developments we are working on are really interesting – especially Hanson’s View as it involves refurbishing old properties as well as building new ones. I’m sure my role in the company will give me a brilliant introduction to the industry and I can’t wait to learn new things every day.”
Steve Midgley adds, “It’s vital for our business that we invest in new talent and from as early as his interview we recognised that Daniel’s enthusiasm would be a great asset to the Fairgrove team.”
For more details of our latest developments – including Hanson’s View in Kimberley – log on to www.fairgrove.co.uk