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WAREHOUSE APPRENTICE IN WINNING TEAM

Staff employed by Aycliffe based online retailer Modern Rugs, were thrilled to receive the accolade of “Best Online Retailer 2015” earlier this year by the readers of Interiors Monthly Magazine.

Staff employed by Aycliffe based online retailer Modern Rugs, were thrilled to receive the accolade of “Best Online Retailer 2015” earlier this year by the readers of Interiors Monthly Magazine. Business founder Ben Dale and his small dedicated team work extremely hard to meet the expectations of their customers, none more so than ITEC apprentice Nathan Maughan.

As part of a three man team, Nathan quickly grasped the range of tasks to be carried out including focussing on the condition of incoming stock received from suppliers world-wide, storage and preparation for despatch to customers throughout the UK. In readiness for Christmas, Nathan assisted colleagues increase warehouse capacity with the addition of new racking, all benefitting his on-going understanding of the business which is endorsed and formalised as he works towards completing his Warehousing & Storage Apprenticeship. “My apprenticeship has made me realise the importance of health, safety and security. We are dealing with some really expensive, quality items and I pay particular attention to how items are moved and stored.”

Having overseen a £3.2m management buy-out, Ben is totally focussed on the business and building a sustainable team to allow future growth. “I was totally realistic with my expectations in recruiting Nathan into the business. Although he didn’t have warehousing experience, ITEC staff recognised his positive attitude and willingness to learn and we haven’t been disappointed, in fact we recently increased Nathan’s salary in recognition of his performance.”

Karen Johns, ITEC Business Development Manager comments, “We are delighted by Nathan’s success and the support from Modern Rugs. In addition to ITEC’s warehousing apprenticeship, we are offering a full Level 2 Diploma in Warehousing available free of charge to existing members of staff within any business across the North East who have less than 250 employees. This is an excellent opportunity for any company wanting to develop their current workforce.” Contact Karen and her team for further details on 01325 320052.