Students so im-pressed after work experience in laundry in Skegness

Students have spoken about their experience in the workplace after the UK’s biggest laundry launched a summer school in Skegness.
Holly Robinson - Skegness Grammar SchoolHolly Robinson - Skegness Grammar School
Holly Robinson - Skegness Grammar School

Micronclean employed six students studying from GCSE to Undergraduate level as part of the initiative.

Each of the selected students was given a project that was related to the subjects so not only did it help Micronclean but allowed the student to develop their skills and knowledge.

Students selected from from East Lindsey included Holly Robinson - who is studying A levels at Skegness Grammar School. She was placed in the Customer Services Department.

Tom Barker - an A level student at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Alford – who was placed in the IT Department.

Here’s what Holly says about the experience:

Holly Robinson - Customer Services Department

The focus of my role involved checking Micronclean’s Customer Relationship Management System to make sure that the key contract information was up to date. This involved checking both electronic and manual filing systems as well as querying their in house software system and liaising with the Business Development Managers.

There were over 2000 contracts that needed inspecting but I have really enjoyed being able to make a real difference.

I have been supported by the Technical Solution Services Manager, Jorden Burton, as well as the team in the Customer Services Department. The role has given me a great introduction and valuable insight into the real world of working in a busy office.

The placement has allowed me to develop my communications skills, which will greatly benefit me when returning to study for A-levels.


Micronclean is the largest privately owned garment laundry in the UK and processes nearly 200,000 garments per week across its three laundries in Skegness, Grantham and Louth. The garment laundry in Skegness processes garments used in cleanrooms across the country that are used to typically used to prepare medicines. During the pandemic, the Skegness laundry supported the production of three Covid-19 vaccines in the UK.

Elsewhere in Skegness we are just about to commission a new larger cleanroom consumables production facility on Holly Road which will be next to our existing warehouse and Head Office. This will replace the existing manufacturing cleanroom at Roman Bank which we have outgrown.

Tom Barker - IT Department - A Level Student, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Alford

My project involved extending the functionality of the Micronclean web-based Garment Portal which is used by over 250 customers to view live information about the garments Micronclean launder for them.

The extended functionality allowed user to see ancillary products and withdrawn garments. The first stage allowed me to gain the skills to develop a graphical dashboard for key information. The final part of my project has been to introduce advanced reporting functions.

Whilst developing these new features, I've been able to alpha and beta test them on a staging portal with key personnel to generate genuine end user feedback. This feedback then gets incorporated into our software development update processes.Everyone in the software development team at Micronclean works on their own projects, which has allowed me the freedom to work independently whilst being mentored and assisted by the rest of the team and Jason Humberstone the lead Software Engineer.

I intend to apply some techniques gained in my A level IT project.