I wanted to take the opportunity to work for a well-respected company with a strong ethos that also understands the value of customer and employee care. The company also provides many opportunities and after speaking to people who work/previously worked here I knew it would be a place I could see myself working.
In my role I am responsible for the administration work related to the vehicle fleet that we have here at WPD. I work hard paying invoices for the depot garages, recording jobs and services for our Operators license vehicles to a make sure that we are able to keep the fleet up and running. I support local teams and managers with fuel fobs and hire vehicles so that we are able to keep the company on the road. I also make sure that our insurance database is kept up to date. Our job as a team is very important to ensure we are meeting the legal compliance to enable our employees to provide the excellent distribution service that we provide.
The best thing about working for WPD is the rewarding feeling that you get from feeling part of an important company. You are recognized for your hard work and there is always someone to help should you need it. The company allows each individual employee to strive to reach their goals and full potential.
The culture at WPD is friendly and diverse.
I think to be successful at WPD you should be a hard worker, be able to work well in a team but also be able to handle personal responsibility.
There are lots of learning and progression opportunities at WPD, from as close as learning new skills within your team to the wonderful training schools we have that provide a range of varied and valuable courses to enable you to progress.
My biggest achievement to date is my progression from starting part time in the contact center to now holding down a full time job in Transport. The whole process was a huge learning curve for me and encouraged me to push myself to ensure I gave everything to pursue my desired position.
My biggest challenge was probably moving from working part time on weekends in the contact center whilst in university to going full time. I felt this is where I grew as a person and took on the responsibility needed to move from education to work.
I would recommend anybody who is thinking of applying to work here to do it. For a large company the feeling of belonging and recognition you get is hard to find. There are lots of opportunities and the company is run very well.