21 Jun 2022
We have recently welcomed new members to the team:
We caught up with Karl, Donna, Lee and Alan to find out a little more about them and what they are enjoying in their new roles.
Why did you want to work for Celtic Offsite?
Karl: “I’ve been involved in this sort of business since I was 16 after completing a four-year wood machining apprenticeship. I’m happy to be here, working close to home.”
Donna: “I heard that United Welsh was a good place to work, so I thought somewhere that’s part of the group would be good too. It’s close to home so it’s convenient for me.”
Lee: “Having children, you want to treat people as you expect your children to be treated, and I wanted to support young people who might not have had it as good as I have. I have spent a lot of time in manufacturing jobs chasing the pound, and it felt like it was time to give something back to society.”
Alan: “I previously worked as an assessor for NVQ training but I’ve been interested in timber frame construction for a while and heard good things about United Welsh.”
What makes you smile at work?
Karl: “We work hard but we have a good bit of fun too. The whole team from top to bottom feels as one team, which is a good thing.”
Donna: “The banter… All the people here are lovely and I always get a wave from the people in the factory throughout the day. People are happy to be here so it makes you happy.”
Lee: “My colleagues. My team in the office are a great bunch to work with and making the team in the factory smile makes me smile too.”
Alan: “Being able to train and develop the team, getting things right and making the rest of the team smile.”
What superpower would help you in your job?
Karl: “A super strength potion as some of the tasks take me a bit longer than they used to nowadays!”
Donna: “I’d make myself invisible so I can hide from Neil from time to time!”
Lee: “Time travelling would be good – I’d go back to the start of Celtic Offsite so I could be with the team from the beginning and bring my experience.”
Alan: “I’d clone myself so there’s two of me here, we’re really busy.”
What’s your biggest strength?
Karl: “I never panic. Irrespective of the problem, I think never panic and it’ll be much easier to sort it out. Things may seem like the end of the world but stop, breathe, think… It’ll be ok.”
Donna: “Organising, I’m good at making sure all the work is done well, when it needs be done. My mum would say I’m unorganised but I’m not in work!”
Lee: “Within the industry it’s my experience and knowledge of timber frame manufacturing and delivery on site. That’s what I’ve been passing down in the time that I’ve been here.”
Alan: “I think my temperament and relatability team – I understand the development that the team are going through as I’ve been there myself.”
Describe Celtic Offsite in one word?