In our new series of interviews, we introduce some of the brilliant people who make up Premier Modular.
Sarah Kendrew joined Premier in 2021 as a Stock Control Administrator. She is responsible for issuing and ordering materials required for modular building manufacture. This involves liaising with our production teams and our suppliers. She also carries out regular stock checks, and maintains our inventory records.
What do you enjoy about your role at Premier?
I love the variety and the people.
Our department is located in the factory and it is always busy. I really like that sort of working environment.
I deal with a lot of different people every day and enjoy that too.
I think our office has just the right balance of meeting the needs of manufacturing on a daily basis and working with positive, like-minded people. You can share a joke with your colleagues but at the same time, be able to rely on them for support in your role.
My job has both an office and a manufacturing function. I spend a lot of time on my feet as well as at my desk, and my knowledge and communications skills are challenged every day, which I enjoy.
Has your role progressed since you joined Premier?
My manager and colleagues have really helped me to grow personally and to develop my role.
Since joining Premier I have already seen the stores department evolve and with this, I have been pleased to take on new duties.
I can see a lot of room for progression and the wider company genuinely supports staff in their development, which is a big positive for me.
What is it like to work at Premier?
I feel like I am working in a supportive company that gives you space and trust to do your job to the best of your abilities. I am impressed. It feels like a large, stable and successful business to work for.
Coming from outside the modular sector, my eyes and mind have been opened to the world of offsite and I have loved learning about the buildings we create here in Brandesburton for projects across the UK.
Why should more women work in construction or manufacturing?
More women should take advantage of working in this sector. The industry is still male dominated and it would be great to see more skilled female operatives applying for manufacturing jobs and breaking those traditions.
There are plenty of opportunities as companies look to diversify their workforce and I think more women in this environment can only be good thing. Women bring fresh thinking to processes and a different dynamic.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I don’t tend to plan too far ahead, but I would like to think that I will have mastered my current role (I still have lots to learn!) and added to my skills.
I am interested in progressing to other departments and Premier is good at giving its staff those opportunities. But most of all, I want to remain happy in my role and enjoy coming to my workplace.