What were you doing before you came to work at JN Bentley? Before I joined JN Bentley I was studying for my GCSEs at a local school. I didn’t want to study for my A-Levels, and was more interested in starting a challenging and rewarding career with a business that would support further learning and education.
How were you made aware of JN Bentley and the opportunities they offer?
Through word of mouth from a friend who works at the company. They told me about the opportunities that are available for school leavers and about how supportive the company was to those looking for their first step on the career ladder.
How would you describe JN Bentley in 3 words?
Thriving. Supportive. Innovative.
How have JN Bentley supported you during your time with the business?
I have been lucky enough to undertake a number of rotations around the business during my time with JN Bentley. These have included time in the Training department, with the CAD team and now with the Bidding and Estimating team at head office. All these experiences will give me a well-rounded knowledge of the business before I decide which area I would like to focus on in more detail in the future.
What do you enjoy about working at JN Bentley?
I like the fact that they give you the opportunity to learn different things, you are not pigeon-holed into one area from day one and that is it for the rest of your career! I also like the team spirit within the business, everyone is very friendly and helpful, there is always someone to turn to for help if you need it.
What do you think are the benefits of going straight into employment instead of going onto university, for example?
I believe it gives you the opportunity to get to know what suits you personally in terms of a career. Plus, if you do decide to look into further education, you can explore those opportunities with JN Bentley, whilst retaining your job and salary!