Carl Yeomanson owns MK-based Plumbing & Gas Solutions Limited, a commercial heating & plumbing installation company, managing a team of 16. Carl attended his first Career WorkOut session at St Paul’s Catholic School last week. Read on to find out more about his experience.
“I started Plumbing & Gas Solutions Ltd 9 years ago following 6 years as a sole trader and have never looked back, going from strength to strength every year. It hasn’t been plain sailing by any stretch of the imagination and anyone that has attempted to start a company knows you have to go through a lot of pain and tears before experiencing the upside! Determination, focus & drive are key ingredients.
“I spotted the Worktree events through a connection on LinkedIn and could see instantly what a great idea it was to get in front of our future generation and offer my tiny insight in to the world of work, along with any advice and tips I have learnt on my long windy journey.
“As we all know, the big world of work isn’t easy and even trying to realise what it is we want from a job takes some serious thought. I really enjoyed the Worktree event, especially as it was at my old secondary school St Paul’s which was the main draw for me. Walking back through the old classrooms and speaking to my PE teacher brought a lot of memories back of trying to decide what I wanted to do.
“The Worktree sessions are excellent and getting to listen to the different perceptions of the students reminds you of how difficult it is to make these life choices. I loved the questions that were being thrown around. I was able to share information on what it is I would look for while interviewing, what we expect when accepting employment, how to present yourself etc. Hopefully some of this knowledge will be useful to the teenagers when their moment in the hot seat arrives.
“All in all, I found it an excellent experience and really enjoyed giving something back to my old secondary school.”
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