What is your role at Corps and what does it entail?
I’m the Training & Development Advisor and my role involves working with colleagues across the business, to arrange and facilitate training requirements, such as first aid, SIA license training, and mental health awareness training. I also develop modules to add to our ‘Securing Excellence’ online training portal.
My role involves travel across our regional offices in the UK, delivering customer service workshops called ‘Welcome Host’. We host monthly workshops at HQ and also deliver workshops at our client’s premises, if required.
When did you join Corps?
I’ve worked at Corps now for nine years. Before becoming the Training & Development Advisor, I was a Compliance Administrator for six months and then the HR & Training Officer until 2017.
When did you start your career in security?
I started my security career with Mitie in 2008 as a Relief Security Officer, and progressed, gaining experience in a variety of roles, including Site Supervisor, Controller, and Licensing & Compliance Officer.
If you weren’t in security, what would you be doing as a career?
I actually graduated with a Business and Finance degree back in the late 90s and begun working in high street banks within the customer service department. Many banks started to really struggle after the credit crunch in 2007/8, so I had to change my route in life. I’ve been in security ever since! I think I’d still be working in the retail banking sector, maybe as a Bank Manager by now, if I hadn’t found my path in security.
What’s your favourite thing about your job?
My favourite thing, I would say, is the people. I love travelling around meeting our colleagues based at our client sites and regional offices. In some big corporations’ staff are just a payroll number, here there’s a real friendly, family feel. Everyone’s door is always open, and you can talk to anyone.