We have a great team here at Genco with a wide range of skills and experience. This month we’re catching up with office apprentice, Emma Hobson.
In the early stage of her career, Emma has been working alongside various colleagues here at Genco, developing her skills and exploring the types of roles available in the electrical contracting and construction
sector. As she heads towards the end of her apprenticeship, she reflects on her
time at Genco so far, and shares her experiences and tips for others looking at
starting an apprenticeship.
Take it away Emma…
Tell us about your role at Genco.
My role as an office apprentice includes many different administrative jobs that I pick up from around the office. I handle office stock and support the finance team, as well as getting involved in a range of Genco projects.
How did you get into the construction/electrical contracting sector?
I wasn’t necessarily looking at the electrical contracting sector when I was initially investigating apprenticeships. Since then, I’ve learned a lot about it.
Can you think of one thing about working at Genco that others should know?
Since I joined Genco I have worked alongside teams in different parts of the company. They are keen to see which area you thrive in and do their best to help you out with your career. This has been extremely useful for me as an apprentice to help shape my career.
What’s one quality you need to thrive in this environment (especially at Genco)?
Efficient communication is a big quality needed for this environment. Staff work in lots of different places and it’s important that everyone knows what is going on.
Tell us your favourite thing about working at Genco.
My favourite thing about working at Genco is the friendly office environment. Everyone is so easy to get along with, and it’s always nice to work alongside people that are collaborative.
What’s coming up for you and Genco over the next 12 months?
I am excited to see what comes up in the next year because I’ll have finished my apprenticeship and I should be moving onto further learning to grow and utilise my skills.
What’s your advice to people who might like to do a job like yours?
The key thing to keep in mind when becoming an office apprentice is being open to different areas and seeing where your skills are best used.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
I’ve recently been enjoying spending time outdoors with my friends when, going to the park and out for walks when I’m not at work. I’m also learning to drive which is exciting.
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