Laura Keddie - Facilities Management apprentice

International Women's Week - Laura Keddie

What is your cur­rent role and how long have you been with VPS?

Facil­i­ties man­age­ment appren­tice & have been with VPS for 6 months.

What has been your career journey?

I fin­ished sec­ondary school and went on to col­lege and onto uni­ver­si­ty. Unfor­tu­nate­ly my moth­er passed away my first year and I end­ed up lat­er drop­ping out. I became a domi­cil­iary care work­er for the Elder­ly and Adults with dis­abil­i­ties, dur­ing which I com­plet­ed my NVQ lev­el 3 in Health and Social care for Adults. I lat­er got a job at Wetherspoon’s and worked my way in to man­age­ment for 10 years. 

What made you decide on a career in VPS?

I was look­ing to re-train in a sep­a­rate indus­try so an appren­tice­ship real­ly suit­ed me, its helped me find a more suit­able work­ing pat­tern, as I have 2 young children.

What has been the most mem­o­rable achieve­ment in your career so far?

I have cre­at­ed process­es where there was none and devel­oped a sys­tem to man­age exter­nal con­trac­tors at our Head office in Chadderton. 

What would you like to achieve in the future?

A full time posi­tion with VPS at the end of my appren­tice­ship, mean­ing job sta­bil­i­ty with options for future progression.

If you would like to join the team at VPS all of our cur­rent vacan­cies can be found at vps​-jobs​.com