Why did you choose to join Mott MacDonald?
I started working with Mott MacDonald as a temporary member of staff through an agency. I liked the team I worked with and enjoyed the work I was doing, so when there was an opportunity to apply for the role as a permanent employee I jumped at it.
What is the best thing about your role?
I’ve had the opportunity to work in a number of roles over the years. My current role offers me variety (no two days are the same) and the opportunity to work with people within different areas of the business. Currently I’m working on a number of internal cross department projects which enables me to share my HR knowledge and gain knowledge of other parts of the organisation, working together to achieve a common objective.
How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?
It’s a culture based on dedication and performance. Mott MacDonald employees strive to be the best at what they do and they work hard to deliver the highest standard of quality.
How many years have you worked for Mott MacDonald, and what has been your proudest achievement to date?
I have worked with Mott MacDonald since early 2005 so I am coming up to my nine year anniversary. Over those nine years Mott MacDonald has given me the opportunity to develop myself personally and in my career. My proudest moment was in November this year when I graduated from the Southampton Solent University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel & Development, something which I couldn’t have done without the support of Mott MacDonald.
What has been your favourite Mott MacDonald social event?
Mott MacDonald has a number of very active sport and social committees. The Committee that organise the events in the Southampton office put on a variety of social activities throughout the year including theatre trips, race days, family outings, quizzes and Christmas shopping trips to name but a few; however, the favourite event is the annual pub rally where teams of Mott MacDonald staff dress up in themed outfits and run around town to a number of drinking establishments answering questions, solving puzzles and trying to work out where their final destination is for a hearty meal to soak up the drink!
What is your hidden talent?
I can hula hoop and in October 2011 I was a member of a hoop troop who hula hooped our way round the streets of Salisbury as an act in the Salisbury Carnival procession.