We appreciate our people

At KWL, we appreciate our people. In fact, it is one of our core values as voted by our employees.

While this is expressed in many ways, we focus on helping employees to feel fulfilled and encourage them to achieve their potential – namely through training and progression in the company.

Jason Tew, one of our Charge-hand Joiners from Hull, explains about his  experience at KWL.

“I’ve worked for KWL for two and a half years now and I definitely enjoy my job. A typical day for me can involve surveying houses, hanging doors, managing keys to access properties, organising equipment for the team – it’s very varied. The aim of my role is to support supervisors by acting as a middle-man between the clients, surveyors and the team.”

“The best part of the job is the variation – every day is different. I feel like KWL look out for me which is great and I get on well with my team. I really like working here.”

Before coming to KWL, Jason had been a Furniture Installer for six years, turning caravans into liveable spaces. This role, as he explains, was “very seasonal” and so he went in search of a job that could offer him more stability. Now, in his current role at KWL, being able to see his schedule ahead is a real benefit.

Initially, Jason joined our team as a Support Operative for roughly six weeks, where he proved to both himself and his supervisors that he was proficient in the joinery work.

“I felt like I showed I was capable in that short space of time and so when the Charge-hand Joiner vacancy opened, I was definitely interested. I wanted a more managerial role – a step up in responsibility – and this seemed like the ideal opportunity.”

In his spare time, 30 year-old Jason enjoys swimming and exercising at the gym. He also likes to spend time with his family, partner of ten years Gemma and their 2 year-old daughter Esme.

He adds:

“I’ve not even been here for 3 years yet and the amount of qualifications I’ve gained already is great. I have completed a Level 3 NVQ in Joinery and taken a range of courses including Asbestos Awareness, Site Safety, Working at Heights and a Hot Works Permit. It’s compulsory that we all have a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card, which involves a week of training and a final assessment.”

“Training is definitely encouraged here. My name has been put forward for a SMST Site Managers Safety course, which I’ll hopefully be able to take soon. Honestly, I’m not too sure about my future plans, but I can see opportunities here and hope to naturally progress up through KWL.”