Take five with … Brooke Hesp, Apprentice Office Administrator

We launched our “Take Five” series to give members of the Beal team a chance to talk about the work they do and how they contribute to the success of the business.

Each month, we ask a different member of the Beal team five questions about who they are, how they joined us, what they do and what they most enjoy about working for Beal.

This month, we chat with Brooke Hesp, Apprentice Office Administrator.

Tell us about your job and what’s the best thing about it.

My job is to help to make sure the general office runs smoothly. I make sure it’s kept tidy and keep on top of stock like stationery. I also make sure there’s enough tea and coffee for everyone, which, as you can imagine, is very important!

I also help other departments when they need me and prepare stock for site offices. I also cover on reception regularly.

One thing I love about my role is gaining an insight into what each department does. Because I help so many departments, I get to see many different aspects of the company.

What attracted you to join Beal Homes?

I joined Beal during lockdown. At the time, not many companies were taking on apprentices. Of the companies that were advertising, Beal stood out the most because their advert was detailed in what they were looking for. It gave me a clear picture of what I would be doing while at work.

When I came for my interview, it was relaxed and I felt at ease and welcome. Even though I’m the youngest office employee at Beal, I’ve been made to really feel part of the team.

Apprentice Office Administrator Brooke Hesp at our head office in Hessle.

What is your favourite Beal development and house type and why?

My favourite development is Pilgrims Walk because I have seen it progress from the very start. I walk past it every day and have seen how the homes are built and the different stages they go through.

The Haxby is definitely my favourite house type – I’d love to live in a Haxby one day!

What do you do to relax away from work?

When I’m not at work I go to watch Hull City play with my boyfriend and our friends. We go to the games even when they play away – the away days are my favourite as I get to travel to different cities outside of Yorkshire.

When the football season has finished, I have a bit more spare time on a weekend, so I enjoy going for long walks with the dog to get my steps in.

I also enjoy going to the pub with my friends, but a nice cosy weekend at home is lovely too.

Tell us something about yourself that your Beal colleagues don’t know.

I didn’t tell my Beal colleagues the date of my driving test – it took me five attempts to pass, and I didn’t want to jinx myself by telling everyone when it was.

Luckily, I’ve now passed – so I don’t have to keep that secret anymore!

Brooke joined the Beal team as an apprentice during lockdown.