Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sep 03

Graham cleans an AGA and an oven today

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

Here is the end result of a four oven AGA Cooker that I cleaned today. I also cleaned a single Smeg oven in the same house. This was a repeat customer who had both the AGA and the single oven cleaned last October before a big retirement party they had.  So in all they weren't terribly dirty so it was case of making everything gleaming!

I'm currently acting as the back up oven cleaner for our business. So we have our four guys out oven cleaning and we are booking them in at about a week in advance at the moment. We then book me in for any cleans that are a bit more urgent and the customer can't wait for a week. 

So this week I have cleaned a two oven AGA, and the four oven AGA, and single oven and the rest of the time its been in the office. Well it has been a short week.

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Sep 02

Desperately Seeking An Office Apprentice

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

peter wilkes photoImage by Ivydale via Flickr

We are looking for a new apprentice – you will be based in our offices in Pill (BS20 0AH) and work towards your Business Administration NVQ at the same time as working for us.  This a position ideally suited to a 16-20 year old who is looking for their first job.

We are a dynamic and expanding oven cleaning company and need an assistant in our office.  Your duties will include:
Answering the telephone and taking bookings for clients
Sending appointment reminders/general mailouts on a regular basis
Filing OvenGleam Operatives jobsheets
Ensuring supplies for OvenGleam operatives are fully stocked and kept tidy
Washing and Drying teatowels used by OvenGleam operatives (in washing machine and tumble drier!)
Making tea for us all (we do share this role!)
General other office duties as required.

Are you?
Comfortable answering the phone and dealing with clients politely
Someone that can work unsupervised and use their own initiative
Capable of using basic computer software – training will be given as necessary
Keen to complete your NVQ in Business Administration (at no cost to you)
Want to earn £95 per week and have 20 days holiday per year plus the Bank Holidays.
Free to start before the end of September – ideally by 15th September!

Great then call us today on 01275 370571 and speak to Catherine or Jayne.  Please also send a CV if you have one to [email protected].

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Sep 01

New Oven Cleaner Is Go

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

Aligning a solar oven to face the sunImage via Wikipedia

Our new oven cleaner Mathew has had a great start and this week he is out working on his own. At the start our oven cleaning operatives tend just to clean standard single and double ovens and so that is what he is cleaning. So with our training we have got him up and running in two weeks.

I think the following things have helped:

1. Our new oven cleaning training centre, even though it only has a few ovens in at the moment, has allowed me to give him a faster start as I have been able to go through the processes with him before going 'live' as it were.

2. We gave him some time with both myself and one of our operatives which meant he has benefited from our combined experience.

So he is going to be doing the standard size ovens now for a while until he has got his speed up. Then do some checks and further training on range cookers and AGA cookers before he starts doing those as well. Speed in oven cleaning normally comes from strength in forearms and more stamina which gained with oven cleaning experience.

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