My name is Hollie and I currently work in the Facilities department as a Business and Administration apprentice as well as supporting the IT department with their projects at Hilti.
My day-to-day responsibilities include: reporting maintenance issues, updating the Health & Safety reports and sorting the mail. I also manage our stock and I‘m responsible for ordering equipment and materials when needed.
I am doing a 12-month Business and Administration Apprenticeship at Level 2 with City and Guilds through Trafford College. I decided to do an apprenticeship rather than pursuing the education route, simply because I am keen on learning on the job and having hands-on experience, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do that as I enjoy being in a working environment and gaining knowledge first hand.
From my first day at Hilti, I felt welcome and at ease. I quickly realised that there are many opportunities for me to develop my skills and learn new things. For example, I was given responsibilities straight away which made me feel like I was a part of the team. I also like the fact that I have a lot of support from the people around me along with the freedom to run with projects and make them my own.
I would say that if you enjoy being practical and in a working environment then this is something I would highly recommend. If you enjoy learning in the work place and studying at the same time, then this would be a great opportunity for you – the best of both worlds.
I have had a lot of support from my Team Leader and colleagues - when I started I was taken through how the team operates, the companies vision and what my role would be. I have attended courses such as the Hilti Way, Lean Training for new starters and had many 1-to-1s with my Team Leader and mentor, Berni Grant, Head of Procurement.
Also, the team individually took me through their roles which gave me a really good indication of how we would be working together, and they have always been very open and honest which has allowed me to ask questions when I was unsure.