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From apprentice to estimator for Conor Boon

Twenty-one-year-old Conor Boon is not your typical student. Instead of lecture halls and exams, he opted instead for a hands-on approach, choosing a Level 3 NVQ Business Administration apprenticeship at David Bailey Furniture Systems Ltd in June 2021. Now, two years later, he has qualified as an estimator and is set for glittering career

“University was not for me,” explained Conor. “I learn best by doing and learning on the job and this apprenticeship offered the perfect blend of practical experience and formal qualifications.”

That hands-on learning experience has seen Conor working with clients across the UK, providing essential furniture solutions for hospitals, schools, and other vital facilities. “It’s challenging,” he admits, “working out the specifications and ensuring our quotes are spot-on, but I love a good puzzle”

His dedication has paid off. Conor has not only secured his Level 3 City and Guilds qualification but has also earned the trust of his colleagues. “Seeing the fitted furniture, we provided being used in these important places is incredibly rewarding,” he added.

For anyone considering an apprenticeship, Conor’s message is clear: “Don’t be afraid to explore alternatives to university. If you’re a hands-on learner, apprenticeships can open doors you never knew existed.”

Looking ahead, Conor’s ambitions are set: “In five years, I see myself working on direct orders and processing side, perhaps even conducting site surveys. Seeing the final placements first hand would be amazing”

Beyond work, Conor’s passions lie in technology, gaming and unwinding with a good book or music. But it’s his dedication and thirst for knowledge that truly shine through. As Conor’s journey with David Bailey Furniture continues, one thing is certain: this bright young talent is building a successful career – and this is just the beginning.