Following the culmination of the three-week programme, we invited representatives from all of the companies that supported the course to come to Furniture Makers’ Hall to view a presentation given by the YPIE participants.
“The tour has been a great opportunity to understand the whole supply chain, from manufacturing to after customer support. I also feel that this tour has given me a great platform for me to progress and network with senior people who are currently driving the furnishing industry. I’d highly recommend this to any young professional.” – Pavandeep Chahal, quality assurance manager at Parker Knoll Upholstery
“The variety of the course has enabled me to truly appreciate what different departments have to do in order to support one another and succeed. I believe this experience has helped me greatly as I work towards professional development and career progression.” – Emily Dwyer, operations graduate at Herman Miller.
“I really enjoyed the chance to explore other companies. Getting a chance to look at how other companies operate and being able to take what I have seen and then apply it to my job role is something that only this course can give.” – Thomas Firth, cell operative at Silentnight Beds
How to get involved
For more information, please contact Damilola Bamidele, grants and education manager at The Furniture Makers’ Company, on 020 7562 8523 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org