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.
“‘YPIE is an unrivalled opportunity to see behind the scenes of the furniture industry. So far this course has allowed me to broaden my knowledge, learning about various aspects of the industry that I wouldn’t usually get to experience, including operations, manufacturing processes and finance. Each company has been incredible open and hospitable as we’ve networked with the most prominent members of various companies. It’s also giving me insight as to how I can improve within my own role at Parker Knoll to become a better marketeer within the industry.” – Emily Nickless, digital marketing 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 Anne Sampson, education events & campaigns manager at The Furniture Makers’ Company, on 020 7562 8523 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org