I joined Xknot in 1992 as a fitters mate.
Xknot were based in Acocks Green Birmingham and employed around 40 staff.My role was to assist with onsite installations.Xknot had a major role within Jaguar/landrover plants at Castle Bromwich/Longbridge /Solihull..I would be part of a team which included skilled fabricators and welders.
The work involved changing/modifying various things from erecting staging to constructing carousels . I would ensure all tools/materials were loaded and working correctly.Many jobs meant working long hours onsite until the job was completed.
During my time at Xknot I helped with the construction of balustrades staging chequer plate staircases.
When not onsite I drove a forklift and moved materials from A to B for personnel I also manned goods inwards and delivered various parts including prototypes to personnel at other manufacturing companies.
When I joined after 2 interviews I was told Id last 2 weeks as the owner sacked 5 people in 1 day and 22 people in 1 year.I have a "can do" attitude and strive to do my best...I stayed with Xknot for 8 years and during my final years I was liasing with "onsite" managers and acting as a supervisor between the client and our team,this was mainly due to the fact that the fabricators were very skilled but unable to string a sentence together and displayed little or no confidence in talking to senior personnel