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Discover what our colleagues think about their experience at Leviat
Chloe shares how her career has taken off since joining as an apprentice.
I joined Leviat as a 16 year old apprentice, straight from finishing school. This was my first real job, and I was nervous about what to expect. From day one, I felt welcome and supported by my line manager and colleagues. I was assigned a mentor to give me regular feedback, help me navigate the workplace and give practical tips and ideas as I learnt.
My apprenticeship mixed formal study with hands on work experience which helped me build my knowledge faster and apply my learning in a real environment.
My studies were funded by Leviat and lasted five years. This gave me job security and the chance to learn more about the business and think longer-term about what I wanted from my career.
I spent the first few years at Leviat in the manufacturing and operations department where I completed qualifications in civil engineering and construction before moving into our Project design and management team. This involved producing technical drawings and calculations to create bespoke solutions for structural building components using a variety of 3D computer-aided design systems. The role was also focused on providing great customer service, I enjoyed building strong working relationships with our clients and ensuring that we exceeded their expectations.
As part of my role now as SHEQ Engineer I manage and perform the company internal audits for our integrated management system. I undertook the Internal auditor course for ISO9001 which has further helped me develop my audit skills. I am now auditing across all three disciplines health and safety, environment and quality, and enjoy using the specialist knowledge it gave me in my day to day role to enhance my understanding the manufacturing processes.
Yes, I still had areas to develop, and would say I am still learning every day; but I embraced the chance and now I work across the wider business supporting health, safety and quality processes and ensuring we maintain our high standards.
Everyone needs to own their career. Be brave and put your hand up if you see an opportunity to add value and make a difference. You’ll be supported by the business and given the chance to help shape the future.
Patrick tells us how Leviat has enabled him to expand his horizons, develop his capabilities and grow his career.
In 2017, I joined one of the former operating companies as Plant Controller, in our Langenfeld, Germany location. My background was in logistics and planning. Having previously worked in the freight, automotive and wholesale industries, I liked the idea of construction and being part of creating future buildings.
We’ve come together as Leviat over the past few years to create a new global business that is home to a number of trusted brands. We have embraced digital innovation, and this is transforming how we work, how we deliver services to our customers and how we make great architecture possible.
It’s also opened new doors, given everyone the chance to work collaboratively with colleagues around the world, learn new skills and develop a bigger network.
I’ve always been curious and keen to learn. In my career I’ve had the opportunity to experience both sides of the business; see how we manufacture products and then what goes into planning deliveries and managing the broader supply chain.
I love being in the production environment, being part of a great team and making innovative products. I spent a couple of years as plant controller in Langenfeld, before taking responsibility for logistics and I am now leading the regional supply chain.
This expanded my scope and responsibility from a single site to the region to taking on management of factories in three countries and building a new team.
This pushed me out of my comfort zone, but I had a strong support network to offer guidance and my operational background helped me connect with the team. Being able to engage with?? people and help them understand our new business gave us a collective goal to work towards.
It’s early days, but every day is different, and problems need to be solved but I’m proud that together we can have a positive impact on the world.
Two things always come to mind:
Build your own career with the full support of a global business.