Case study: Sam Bush, Kitchen Designer
Get to know Sam
We caught up with Sam, one of our Kitchen Designers in Peterbrough, who shares his journey at Benchmarx. When Sam isn’t helping our customers bring their kitchen designs to life you can find him engrossed in football. Of course, he still makes lots of time to hang out with his friends and spend days out with the family too.
What does a Kitchen Designer do?
Kitchen Designers specialise in the design and layout of kitchens. They are responsible for putting together functional and aesthetically pleasing designs that deliver an exceptional customer experience.
You’ll meet with clients to discuss their needs, take measurements of kitchen spaces, develop 3D models, select materials and finishes, and coordinates with contractors and builders to ensure your customers vision comes to life.
Why did you join Benchmarx?
“I thought it would be a great opportunity to start a new career where I could progress.”
Sam joined us on our “Learn and Earn” Apprenticeship Programme as he believed this would be a great opportunity to progress his career, and he was right!
Our Apprenticeships give colleagues access to plenty of training, including personal development, people management and supplementary courses.
These programmes are run by the Travis Perkins Group – Benchmarx’s parent company – and help colleagues like Sam reach their full potential. Being a company in the Travis Perkins Group is one of the reasons that Benchmarx can offer our colleagues more than just a job.
Sam has experienced first-hand the support we give our colleagues to carve out rewarding careers by providing the training tools they need.
What do you enjoy most about your role as Kitchen Designer?
“Seeing the customers over the moon with their new kitchen is the best thing about the job.”
Our Kitchen Designers are involved in every aspect of designing the customer’s kitchen - right from conception, through to planning and up until the moment the customer sees their kitchen for the first time. And for Sam, it’s seeing the end results and putting a smile on his customers’ faces that makes the job worth it.
How was your team supported you?
“You’ll have loads of support and encouragement from everyone.”
At the Travis Perkins Group, we believe we are better together. This is why we collaborate and share our knowledge, learn and grow - making the most of who we are and what we do.
Everyone on your team will be there for you at every step of your career to support you in achieving your dreams.
What advice would you give to someone considering joining our team?
The advice from Sam to anyone thinking of joining Benchmarx as a Kitchen Designer is simple - do not hesitate. One thing Sam mentioned is that the level of support you receive at Benchmarx is unrivalled and starts from the moment you step into the branch.
Carve out a rewarding career for yourself at Benchmarx
Are you ready to take on a challenge? We’re looking for motivated and ambitious people who want to reach their full potential. If this sounds like you then check out our apprenticeships or apply for one of our branch, store and showroom jobs here.
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