Nationwide glazing is a doddle for high heeled student
Smashing success for high heeled glazier (in male dominant nationwide industry)
A Product Design Student from Bangor University has blown away managing director of local business Hughes Glass and Glazing Ltd.
Student Elen O’Connor approached the business with a view to gaining work experience needed for her university course and ended up managing the businesses nationwide contracts to further success. Elen has now secured a permanent post at the company and will create jobs for others in the future.
One client she manages have over a thousand stores throughout the UK and Ireland.
Her accomplishments prompted local entrepreneur Adam Lacy (MD) to approach the local university’s Go Wales team to enlist more students. The glazing company currently has a business and law student on a two week work placement putting her technical knowledge into practice by promoting the company before their upcoming expansion for a call canter and a development to manufacture double glazed units.
The company plans to continue taking on students, offering them crucial work experience to compliment their academic studies.
Elen applied for the internship and has been part funded by the Santander Internship scheme for Bangor students and facilitated by Bangor University working in partnership with companies like ourselves to promote work experience.
We are a windows glazing company based on the Llandygai Industrial Estate in Bangor, North Wales. Proud to be the only manufacturer of new and innovative insulated panels for homes in the area, we provide top quality products with a service to match on a national scale.
Based in the University market town of Bangor, we offer our high quality products at fantastically competitive prices. Having being responsible for over 1,000 shop front windows across the UK, we’re proud to have built excellent and friendly relationships with our regular clients including Greggs, DW Sports, Edinburgh Woolen Mill and Peacocks – plus many more! Hughes Glass prides itself on providing a reliable service of the highest standards to all of our customers
Elen O’Connor stated – ‘This incredible opportunity has given me so much confidence and prepared me for a career after university.’
Adam Lacy said - ‘Elen has taken on a huge responsibility in the business and has become one of us. I look forward to taking on more students from Bangor University in the future due to Elen’s contribution. I would encourage more companies to give students the opportunity they deserve and help grow your business.’