I first came to Material Things when I was at school. I was interested in Interior Design, and managed to get a two week work placement here. After my work placement I was given a job as ‘Saturday Girl’ in Administration at the age of fifteen. I held my Saturday job for three and a half years, alongside taking my GCSE’s and A-levels in both Business Studies and Accounting.
After the completion of my A-levels I left Material Things to work in a much larger retail organisation. Eight months from leaving, Material Things had me back- I much preferred the smaller retail environment. So now I’m a Business Administration Apprentice, which is a 13 month course. At the end of it I will gain an NVQ 2 in Business Administration. I am also receptionist here in our showroom, so I am the person you speak to when you phone into us!
We are all like a big family here at Material Things!