Award Winning, Works Better champions, Conservatory Outlet Ltd… an employee focused company dedicated to progression.

Award Winning, Works Better champions, Conservatory Outlet Ltd… an employee focused company dedicated to progression.

Wakefield First had the pleasure of meeting the team at Conservatory Outlet Wakefield last week and the latest members of the Manufacturing team employed via Works Better.

The Works Better programme is part funded by the European Social Fund, to support residents who want to get into work overcome the barriers that are stopping them and employers with suitable vacancies to access this source of committed future employees.

Works better candidates Lee Watson and Sam Taylor have joined the 240+ nationwide strong team at the Wakefield manufacturing plant. Lee Watson has joined as a Yard Operative and is currently at undertaking training to become an FLT driver which Conservatory Outlet will fully fund. Sam Taylor has joined the factory cleaning team, both of which are vital roles in the Manufacture of Conservatory Outlet’s products which include some of the most innovative home improvement products in the UK market.

HR Manager Karen Starkey went on to tell us the company’s Simple philosophy-

“We support our retail partners to grow their businesses which in turn supports our growth.”

In just 3 years that Ethos has helped near on triple the workforce and develop their network of retail partners. With the addition of 5 new customers to their current 28 across the UK in the past 12 months now seeing the team of skilled workers in Wakefield currently producing 350-400 products a day. 

Keeping their finger on the pulse nationally and locally is of high importance, which is clear by Conservatory Outlet’s presence at events and on Social media, advancing both links and knowledge to further develop their workforce and their service to customers. 

“Finding committed employees can be difficult, through working with Works Better we have been able to tap into a supply of candidates who we previously would not have had access to. The Works Better team do a lot of the work for us by only sending us candidates who they know want to work for us and ensuring they the right fit for our organisation. Once they are working for us we can develop them-they grow-we grow ".

If you can see yourself joining a forward-thinking manufacturer with progression and development opportunities, follow the links below to find out more...

https://www.conservatoryoutlet.co.uk/junior-window-fabrication-software-specialist

https://www.conservatoryoutlet.co.uk/shift-production-operatives-required

If you’re looking to get into work then Works Better can support you with this.

For more information on Works Better visit http://www.Works Better.co.uk/ or contact the Works better team on FB, Call 01484 221000 (ask for Works Better) or email: Works Better@Wakefield.gov.uk.

By Kelly Galvin