At Careys, our employees are the underlying reason for our on-going success and growth. Through their dedication, hard work, meticulous planning, taking on board previous lessons learnt, attention to detail and striving to be #BetterEverday, we’ve successfully overcome the challenges that we’ve faced across our specialist projects...
This week we caught up with Learning and Development Coordinator – Charlotte, whose team supports our people to excel, learn new skills and comply with employment legislation. Charlotte shares her passion for people development, career highlights and offers advice to others looking to pursue a similar profession:
I joined Careys in February 2016, and my day-to-day responsibilities include:
- Organising compliance training for employees across the Carey Group
- Applying for relevant work cards for employees
- Building relationships with employees and training providers
- Assisting and advising with NVQ training requests
Finding my way into a career in people development
I started at Careys as a HR Administrator and I was later offered the opportunity to work within the People Development department. It was great, as I had previous experience working in this field, as my family previously ran a Learning and Development centre.
What I enjoy most
I really value always having an opportunity to meet new people, and it’s even better that I have a fantastic team to work alongside. Liaising with internal and external providers is also an element of my role that I enjoy.
My favourite project to date
I’ve learnt so much about the demolition and asbestos industries through managing employee development within our Group companies, Scudder Demolition and ION Asbestos Removal.
Everyone has a bad day sometimes and this can be challenging at times. Ultimately, it’s essential to always be patient, empathetic and remember that a smile goes a long way.
My advice to anyone looking to pursue a similar career
Try volunteering or taking on work experience first. That’s the best way to have a feel of the environment you would like to work in. You’ll see first-hand what you enjoy most, and what you’d maybe like to lean more about. Research companies you would like to work for, and also do research on compliance training and compliance cards, to develop a thorough understanding early.
The culture at Careys
Careys is a very passionate company to work for – we’re always looking for ways to evolve and develop further.