Meet the Edge team! 'Mick'
Have you met our superstar maintenance man Mick yet?
If not, it'll only be a matter of time before you see his friendly face (or his van) around!
Here he is, telling us a bit about his role at Edge Student Living as well as giving some top tips for students.
Talk us through what a typical day is like for you in your role at Edge Student Living
It just depends on what jobs I’ve got on my list. Every day is different! Maintenance jobs that I have on my list might include things such as changing smoke alarm batteries, unblocking sinks and fixing or repairing any broken appliances that students report to me. I prioritise what’s on my list and once I’ve got through this, I’ll get on with tidying the grounds. This involves cutting the hedges, mowing the lawns and generally keeping all the Edge Student Living properties looking nice!
What do you like most about your job?
The thing I like the most is the variety of the job. It keeps me busy and no day is ever the same!
I also enjoy the fact that I’m always learning on the job. I find that there’s always opportunity to pick up new skills along the way. I work alongside the larger Edge Student Living team, frequently speaking to Richard and Jack, and sometimes work alongside different tradespeople so learn new skills from these guys too.
What top tips can you give to our Edge students for this next year?
Look after your properties! It’s a lot easier when I don’t have to climb over a mountain of rubbish when I’ve come to do a maintenance job! Seriously though, I’m glad to say that most Edge students do keep their homes in really good condition and respect their properties.
A top tip I’d give for students moving to an Edge property in September is to be careful if you want to rearrange your bedroom furniture. Wardrobes are fixed to the wall by brackets for your safety, but it’s common that I get a call out when someone has ripped this off the wall when trying to move the wardrobe! My advice would be to leave it in it’s place, but if you’re desperate to move it then give me a call first and I’ll assist!
It’s also really common for beds to get broken with their legs coming off when students want to move these. This can be avoided by taking the mattresses off first, avoid pushing or pulling the beds and get help to move the bed rather than do it by yourself. Again, if in any doubt, Edge students can always give me a call first!
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy playing golf (badly!) I try and keep fit and active in my spare time and I have a hybrid and a road bike that I use for enjoyment on weekends.
Tell us something about yourself that not many people know
I’m really into my 50’s rock and roll music and love that era! Myself and my wife enjoy going on 50’s themed weekenders and we’ve been known to go up and down the country to attend these. I’ve been into this kind of music all my life and as a child grew up listening to it. I’ve even recently converted my conservatory into an American styled kitchen diner!
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