Melanie, you joined team Clarke Facades back in March, tell us about your journey to Clarke Facades and what your typical working day consists of.
That’s right, I can’t believe that was almost 6 months ago – time really does fly! I worked in the hospitality sector for 13 years, meeting and greeting guests. I fancied a change from the sector and noticed Clarke Façades were hiring for a receptionist, I jumped at the idea and here I am!
Working in the construction industry is extremely different from the hospitality sector however the skills and experiences I have learnt from many years of meeting and greeting people I have built into the receptionist role here at Clarkes. My working days vary, which I love! I get involved with almost every department which I thoroughly enjoy. My main role is being the first point of contact for all internal visitors and phone calls, I help out with administration duties and head up the training schedule across all departments.
What do you enjoy most about working at Clarke Facades?
I thoroughly enjoy working at Clarkes as the company is really employee focused. In addition to the company benefits of Vitality Private Health Insurance and the Westfield Rewards scheme there are multiple employee incentives including Rockstar of the Month (I was the first one!), Value Ambassador Award and free lunch Thursdays.
I thoroughly enjoy interacting with everyone across all departments and as my role is very much employee and visitor focused it’s the perfect fit for me. My colleagues are extremely friendly and love a good laugh which makes my work very enjoyable. In my short time here at Clarkes I instantly felt part of the family, I’m glad I chose Clarke Facades as my place of work!
What do you find most challenging about your job role?
Working in a completely different industry for such a long time I knew my job inside out, one of the most challenging things about my job role here at Clarkes was getting familiar with the terminology of the construction industry but over the last 6 months I’ve got more familiar with this – give me another 6 months!