Work Experience at Wolseley HQ in Ripon

Ripon BID helped arrange a work experience post for 14 year old Cundall Manor student Barnaby Pope in July 2022.  Barnaby’s review of his time at Wolseley is below:

“I thoroughly enjoyed my work experience and will always remember it as fun and educational. Thanks to the wonderful help from Ripon BID I managed to get a place at Wolseley for one week. I wasn’t sure what I would be doing,  but I knew I was in safe hands and would have a great time. I quickly learnt that I would be working my way around the finance department. Over the course of the week I did everything from Asset Management to Debt Recovery. It was interesting to learn  the ins and outs of the finance world and what skills I would need in the future. My favourite day was the training course on leadership and prejudice, it helped to develop my skills and showed me how unconscious biases can affect decisions all the time. Overall I had a great week and would encourage any other students to use Ripon BID to help them get a great placement.”   Barnaby Pope

Jo Shipley, Apprenticeship Lead, Learning and Development at Wolseley said:

“At Wolseley, we understand that building a career is an important part of life and we are happy to provide work experience such as this to support youngsters understanding of the working world, and identify what career path they’d like to follow. As a business, we pride ourselves on our award-winning Talent Guild development programmes which offer a wide range of courses and professional qualifications for all levels; easily allowing our colleagues to follow a range of career pathways. We have a number of Apprenticeship vacancies on offer, as we understand the importance of attracting youth and fresh ideas. More information can be found on our Wolseley Careers Page – Home | Wolseley Careers