Using the latest design technology, Insoles Technician Billie makes custom orthotic devices for people who suffer from a variety of medical conditions, including Diabetes, Plantar Fasciitis and Arthritis.

After her GCSEs, Billie started working for Peacocks as a Trainee Assistant Technician and underwent vital in-house training to get the job she does today.

“At Peacocks we manufacture bespoke insoles for people with injuries or preexisting conditions. I’ve always been hands on, but after gaining experience within a few different departments, I found working a varied role whilst helping people was the most enjoyable and rewarding for me. I began my position within the insoles department to achieve this, gaining new skills and learning different aspects of the job.”

Billie has since gained three Level 2 NVQs, pursued a manufacturing career and is now a qualified technician after under-going three years of comprehensive training.

“I use digital CAD/CAM technologies and traditional hand crafting techniques such as milling, gluing, shaping, scouring and polishing on machinery. I love that no two days are ever the same!”

Billie - Career Pathway

  • 2005 - 2007
    Studied GCSEs including Maths, English Literature, English Language and Media Studies
  • 2007 - 2010
    Started employment with Peacocks Medical Group as a Patient Carekit Technician
  • 2007 - 2010
    Completed a Level 2 NVQ in Administration whilst gaining in-house training in engineering
  • 2010 - 2013
    Gained experience in customer services
  • 2016
    Studied Level 2 NVQ in manufacturing and gained technician status after three years of training
  • 2013 - Present
    Began Trainee Assistant Technician role within the Insoles and CAD/CAM department

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Employment Statuses

Full Time Employed: 31,408
Part Time Employed: 16,319
Self Employed: 4,815
Total Employed: 52,542

Gender Split

Male: 20,189
Female: 32,353

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