An apprentice at Rays Glass – a company of the Cornwall Glass Group – has, over his three years with the group, rapidly progressed to a branch assistant, now promoted to second in command.
Jordan Watt, a rising apprentice star has excelled within the Cornwall Glass Group, demonstrating the value of apprentices within the work force. Over his three years with the group, Jordan has rapidly progressed to a branch assistant, promoted to second in command.
Jordan began his career with Cornwall Glass in October 2011 as an apprentice glazier based at the group’s Redruth Glass Centre. Over the two years based there, he gained valuable experience in a number of fields including; general glazing incorporating double glazed unit fitting, balustrade and balcony glass fitting, roofing structures, the cutting of splashbacks, processing and general handling of glass. Within this time, Jordan also completed his NVQ.
Gaining more experience by working in other Cornwall Glass Groups branches including Newquay Glass Centre & Penryn Glass Centre, Jordan learned new skills such as sandblasting, UV bonding, Ritec coating application and leaded light work to name a few. Throughout this period, he was given more responsibility within the branches, organising daily operations of the branch.
Recently, Jordan has moved to Rays Glass Centre in Penzance to further his glass and glazing knowledge and experience. He has fast become an asset in his new role as second in command within a well-established branch, as well as helping the branch’s new apprentice, Daniel O’Connor, passing on his experiences and knowledge of his apprenticeship journey.
Rays Glass Centre is part of the Cornwall Glass Group, who are a major manufacturer and distributer of double and triple glazed sealed units, toughened glass and supplier of an extensive range of glass items such as splashbacks and glass shelving through to mirrors and various other glazing products. With over 35 years of experience, the local, family run company currently operates at 15 sites from Penzance right up to Bristol with over 200 staff members, Cornwall Glass continue to grow year after year.