In recent weeks we've had the pleasure of welcoming Nathan B to the team to help with our production lines and also learn a thing or two about how we go about our day to day work. The following piece is from Nathan's wonderful job coach Nikki Pendery on how Nathan has settled in with us here at County Battery.
On the 5th January 2021 Nathan B, one of our dedicated Supported Internship students was fully charged and ready to commence with his 6-month work placement at County Battery. It was looking like a non-starter with the dreaded COVID-19 government announcements on the evening of Monday 4th January, which raised a few questions: Will the placement go flat overnight? Would we have to put halt in the movement of Nathan starting his placement? Luckily after a few conversations with all parties involved, everyone decided it was best to get all charged up and continue with the placement, providing that stricter Covid-19 measures were put in to place to keep everyone safe.
Nathan had a great first week learning about the company, LEAN Manufacturing and how to charge batteries, which he was dab hand at! Nathan showed a keen interest and picked up the processes well, they were so impressed they decided that he could help to set up a new product production line and look at ways to make improvements to save time and money! Unfortunately, Nathan suffered a minor setback as he had to self-isolate for 10 days. He re-charged his battery and showed great resilience when he returned. 6 weeks on he’s now completed the production line and has built the first new product that was sold to a customer last week.... WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT!!
Well done County Battery, keep on developing people, this is a super company vision and one of the things you excel at!”