I had left my full time role of 30 years and had taken a 10 month break and was looking for a local part time job. My sister is employed by WPD and she introduced me to the company and I haven’t looked back since.
In a nutshell, anything to do with Transport, from delivery of new vehicles to disposal of old vehicles and anything in between to do with compliance and keeping the vehicle working.
My main role is ensuring that our fleet vehicles are Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) compliant in line with Government Health and Safety Regulation. This places duties on people and companies, who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment.
I liaise with an external testing company and our internal departments, to ensure WPD vehicles are presented for LOLER inspections.
Anything Transport excites me but I enjoy the varied nature of the work and the great team that I work with, makes it interesting coming to work.
We all muck in and help each other.
The drive to want to get on and get things done.
There are always internal job adverts and job secondments are also available.
LOLER is my big project ensuring that WPD has the correct processes and governance in place to ensure vehicles have been inspected.
My biggest challenge was getting to grips with the invoicing/payments system. It is a system which did not flow logically for me. Only practice and perseverance has enabled me to feel more comfortable with the system.
Go for it. Check details on the website and arrange a visit to the company to sit with someone for a few hours.