About Luke Platt:

I am currently just over half way through the second year of my apprenticeship studying for a BTEC and NVQ Diploma in my Level 3 Built, Environment and Design course at Blackburn College. Previous to this course and job, I also completed a Level 3 BTEC Electrical Engineering Diploma at Preston’s College.

Since starting at Prefix on 1st October 2015, I have worked 3 and a half days a week within the office processing roof quotes and orders for all our systems including: Classic roofs, Warm roofs and even our new Verandah roofs. Over my first year, I have gathered lots of experience processing roof orders from start to finish by booking them onto our system right through to interacting with our customers throughout all stages of roofs.

More recently, I have really got stuck into the ever-growing classic roof side of our business with order purchasing and order batching, where I am learning and familiarising myself with all the product codes, paperwork and how all the elements come together within a roofing system. This has allowed me to really develop my knowledge of conservatory roof systems as it is a complex procedure – probably something it takes many people years to understand!

During my time at Prefix, I have also made use of CAD software, which I have previous experience with prior to working at Prefix, which I use for accurate drawings of glass or box gutter dimensions when necessary for the order purchasing stage. When in the office, I love to learn new things and keep busy with tasks, however I hate it when it’s my brew run and I also when I have to walk to work in the rain during winter!

Outside of work hours, I love to watch my home team Preston North End and going on a good night out to celebrate a win. One thing I definitely hate though, is being hungover the morning after and also people who make coffee by putting the water in first!

Why vote for Luke Platt:

Although I only turned 18 years old recently, I feel I have proven to everyone here at Prefix and shown people outside of the company, that I am a strong candidate for the Young Person of the Year award 2016 due to my pure dedication and love for this job. I travel from Preston every day (involving two bus journeys and a 2 mile walk), always arrives on time and put 110% into my work no matter what I am faced with.

I am always very keen to be involved in new projects and have proven many times that I am a fast learner as a result of getting involved in every aspect and job within the company. I always throw myself in at the deep end, never shy away from hard work and always do my best to help other people or customers out. I have even spent a day in our warehouse just to get to grips with all the different areas of production which I feel shows how enthusiastic I am about my job here at Prefix Systems.

Company contact details:

Address: Cunliffe Road, Whitebirk Industrial Estate, Blackburn BB1 5UA

Tel: 01254 871800

Fax: 01254 399995

Email: enquiries@prefixsystems.co.uk

Website: www.prefixsystems.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/prefixsystems

Twitter: @prefixsystems

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