Ashley Hendricks- Apprentice Warehouse Operative
Ashley Hendricks is an Apprentice Warehouse Operative involved with picking orders, mixing paints and preparing orders for customers.
Brown Brothers Distribution chose to take on an apprentice because they needed to employ and train staff for the future that would have the academic skills as well as the practical skills in the business. They chose Ashley because he was the best candidate in the interview process.
Ashley said, ‘I fancied a different career pathway, applied for the position, went through some interviews and was offered the apprenticeship! I think apprenticeships are the right choice for me as on-site learning is better than attending college because you’re continually learning whilst getting paid to learn.’
Kevin Handforth, the Branch Supervisor said, ‘We hope that our apprentice will be the future of the company because as a company we like to promote from within. We would recommend Leeds City College and also we would use them again for another apprentice in the future.’
When asked about his future career, Ashley said, ‘This will give me a recognised warehousing qualification and work experience. I hope to continue to develop my career with Brown Brothers.’