Working for WPD appealed to me as you can work in different locations and therefore no two days are the same.
I get to meet lots of new people, whether that be customers, colleagues, (In my development I can work with various teams throughout the depot) or members of the pubic.
I also liked the role of being a jointer as I am able to work with my hands and complete something as opposed to working in an office at this stage of my career.
I work in a small team and carry out various jointing works as tasked, this starts by getting all the materials ready and sometimes making sure that the site is ready for the jointing to take place. Then I do the jointing that is required, this can include new connections, cable diversions/overlays and fault finding/repairs.
All of these types of works mean that I get to carry out lots of different types of jointing techniques in various locations.
The best things about working for WPD is the people you work with, the professional and friendly relationships, working outdoors in lots of different places, meeting lots of new people. The chance to do hands on work every day.
Safe, friendly and professional.
I believe that to be successful within WPD you need to be; safe, reliable, professional, a team player, hard-working and willing to go the extra mile and someone who enjoys a challenge.
Since joining WPD in 2015 I have been able to complete numerous training courses and qualifications. Each year I also have a Personal Development Review with my manager to discuss how I feel my career is going and any training I wish to undertake to further my career.
Passing all my qualifications; trade test, City & Guilds. I am also proud of the experience and knowledge I have learnt so far.
My biggest challenge to date has been completing the City & Guilds qualification as it is more classroom based work. I worked hard and persevered completing both level 2 and 3.
If you want a physically demanding career, working outdoors, meeting lots of different people and doing something different every day.