Learning & Development Administrator - Sytner Group Head Office (Leicester)
When did you start working at Sytner Group?
14th May 2018
If someone wanted to become an administrator & co-ordinator, what key skills and attitude would they need?
Organisation is key, communication skills, ability to manage your workload effectively and to be able to work as part of your team.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Although I really enjoy my work and the demanding nature of it, my favourite part of it all is the environment and team I’m surrounded by whilst carrying out my role. I’ve met so many people and gained so many new friends.
Three words that sum up the people in your team?
Helpful. Supportive. Friendly.
What does your place of work do to help its colleagues maintain work-life balance?
Generous holiday allowance, regular 121’s, weekly team meetings, 6 monthly department outings (summer & Christmas), champagne moments twice a year and even an egg at Easter. I’m lucky enough to have weekends off as well, which really helps to balance the working week.
How do you know you are making a difference?
I get a lot of thanks for my hard work. I’m encouraged by peers to progress and maintain the standards I’ve set and I was lucky enough to have been presented with a ‘Champagne Moment’ for my hard work and dedication earlier this year.
Can you tell me about the culture in your workplace?
The culture is very diverse. So many different backgrounds, religions, sexualities and various ages. We are all unique, it makes for a perfect working environment, I love it.
How have you developed since working for Sytner?
A little more confident, organising my day more efficiently, speaking and learning to work alongside my team members.
What’s been one of your proudest moments working at Sytner?
The Champagne Moment was the proudest, it really was a lovely gesture.
What advice would you give to recent new hires?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, as many times as you need to. There’s always someone to help and everybody throughout the company has been a new starter at some point in their lives.
If you could go back and give yourself some career advice when you were 15 years old, what would it be?
Go into further education and don’t skive school. Be brave in your choices and aim high.