“I have been impressed with the welcome I received when I first joined, and the importance the organisation places on creating an environment that rewards attitude as well as performance.”
Why did you choose to pursue a career in DE&S?
DE&S is a well-respected employer with a good reputation amongst local people I know who already work in the organisation. I had heard about benefits such as flexible working and good opportunities for training and development. I was returning to working full-time after my children have grown up and was looking forward to taking on new challenges with an employer that offered a wide variety of potential opportunities.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
I enjoy a job that provides plenty of variety and relish a challenge, which a customer-facing role such as this offers. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to become a line manager for the first time, and would like to develop these skills further in the future. I am part of a team that strives for excellence and is very supportive, which is so important to the enjoyment of my job.
What’s your ambition?
I’m motivated by learning new things and knowing that I can fulfil tasks to a high standard, so I would like to keeping doing this and progressing to a higher level within the organisation. I’m also keen to explore and understand some of the opportunities which may be available to me within the wider business as a result of transformation and the move towards a matrix-managed organisation.
Why would you recommend DE&S to others as a great place to work?
I have been impressed with the welcome I received when I first joined, and the importance the organisation places on creating an environment that rewards attitude as well as performance. There are great opportunities in terms of personal and professional development, with staff encouraged to take advantage of these.
What are the social benefits of working for DE&S?
Membership of the gym at Abbey Wood is really cheap, and there are discounts available in many shops, restaurants and other companies with the Defence Discount Service card. I have attended a national MOD-wide tenpin bowling weekend, lunchtime meditation session, team board games night and escape room evening since I joined last summer.