News / 05.03.21
To celebrate National Careers Week we're shining the spotlight on a number of scaffolding industry workers, giving readers an insight into what drew them into this line of work.
Name: Stephanie Betts
Company: TRAD Scaffolding Co. Ltd
Title: Management Trainee
Route into the scaffolding industry
I left school in 2012 with three A levels and one AS level. I then took on two part time jobs; one in a school as a play worker in Sevenoaks, and the other as a Recruitment Consultant in Croydon. From 2014 to 2017 I was employed as an Investment Support Executive for a Stockbrokers located in Bromley.
My responsibilities included assisting investment managers with investing clients’ money, dealing with probate valuations and estates, liaising with HMRC regarding inheritance tax and dealing with the sale of investments.
I decided to undertake a scaffolding industry apprenticeship as I wanted something different to my previous roles. The Trainee Management Scheme is exciting and TRAD is a growing company which is something I couldn’t wait to be a part of.
My favourite part of my job is being part of a diverse team. I enjoy going to meetings on site and building relationships with clients. There are daily challenges I face and the job teaches me something new every day.
I enjoy learning new things and increasing my knowledge in all aspects, not just in my chosen path. I get a great deal of pleasure by completing tasks in a timely manner, to the best possible standard, no matter how small or large the required task is.
What Stephanie’s boss has to say about her?
Stephanie is an all-rounder, capable of integrating into the team, being helpful and enthusiastic at all times. She has proven to be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. She is both reliable and of the highest integrity; a good team player but who is able to work on her own initiative.
Stephanie has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and is capable of dealing politely with all employees and clients, and is an inspiration to other women who are thinking of a career in the scaffolding industry.
There's a formal structure for progression in the scaffolding industry. To learn more, watch this video.
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